Results: 1996

Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
31 May 1996
Parochial Hall, Gillingham, England
Attendance: 100

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
David Vain defeated Jason The Terrible by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
John Stokes defeated Tony McMillan by Disqualification

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Guy Thunder by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Tyrone Archer by Pinfall

Miss Amanda Dallas defeated Tanzie Cook by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
David Vain defeated John Stokes by Forfeit*
* John Stokes suffered a shoulder injury in the Opening Round

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Titan by Forfeit*
* Justin Richards paid Titan to forfeit.

Ladder Match:
Andre ‘Sledgehammer’ Baker defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams

King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Justin Richards defeated David Vain by Pinfall


Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
1 June 1996
Stour Centre, Ashford, England
Attendance: 270

Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated JCB (Substitute for Dave McMillan) by Pinfall

Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated Tony McMillan by Pinfall

The Wildcat defeated Jackie Pallo Jr by Disqualification*
* Jackie Pallo Jr refused to break a chokehold and received 3 public warnings

‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards & ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm (Substitute for Phil Powers) defeated ‘The Kamikaze Kid’ Alex Shane & Kylee The Ultimate Bitch by Pinfall (Justin Richards over Alex Shane)

Titan defeated Shiro Nagumni by Pinfall (0:32)

30-Man Rumble Match:
Winner(s): Alex Shane & Gary Steele*
* As the last remaining competitors, Alex Shane & Gary Steele decided to share the victory.


Hammerlock Wrestling
23 November 1996
Stour Centre, Ashford, Kent, England
Attendance: 150

Best of 3-Falls Match:
Gary Steele defeated Tyrone Archer by Disqualification*
* Tyrone Archer received 3 public warnings

John Stokes defeated Jonny Storm by Pinfall

Steve Smith defeated ‘The Annihilator’ Alan Moores by Disqualification

Kiss My Foot Match:
Alex Shane defeated ‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards

Lumberjack Match:
Titan defeated Doug Williams by Pinfall

20-Man Rumble Match:
Winner: Gary Steele



Hammerlock Wrestling Logo Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
20 January 1996
Maidstone, Kent, England

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) defeated ‘The Kamikaze Kid’ Alex Shane by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Tyrone Archer defeated ‘The Rocker’ Robbie Thomas by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Gary Steele by Referee Stoppage

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Phil Powers defeated ‘Predator’ Paul Strong by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Titan defeated Tyrone Archer by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Phil Powers defeated Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) by Disqualification*

Tony McMillan (w/ Dave McMillan) defeated ‘The WOnderkid’ Jonny Storm by Pinfall

AWF Tag Team CHampionship (Ladder) Match:
‘Sldgehammer’ Andre Baker (Champion) defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams

King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Titan defeated Phil Powers by Pinfall


Hammerlock Wrestling Logo Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
25 January 1996
The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, England

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) defeated Phil Powers by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Gary Steele by Submission*
* Via Armbar

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Guy Thunder defeated Jason The Terrible (w/ Miss Alexandra Masters) by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
JCB defeated Tony McMillan (w/ Dave McMillan) by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Titan defeated Guy Thunder by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
JCB defeated Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) by Pinfall

‘The Ultimate Bitch’ Kylee Mills defeated Adam C. Exclusive by Pinfall

AWF Tag Team CHampionship (Ladder) Match:
‘Sldgehammer’ Andre Baker (Champion) defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams

King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Titan defeated JCB by Pinfall


Hammerlock Wrestling Logo Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
1 February 1996
The Swallows Centre, Sittingbourne, England

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Phil Powers (w/ Tyrone Archer) defeated Tony McMillan by Disqualification*
* Tony McMillan struck Phil Powers with a flagpole

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated The Wildcat by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Sugar Ray defeated Tyrone Archer (w/ Miss Alexandra Masters) by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Guy Thunder by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Sugar Ray defeated ‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards by Pinfall

‘The Ultimate Bitch’ Kylee Mills defeated ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Titan defeated Phil Powers by Pinfall

Tag Team (Ladder) Match:
‘Sledgehammer’ Andre Baker & Mr. Vain defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams & Gary Steele

King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Titan (w/ ‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards) defeated Sugar Ray by Pinfall



(07.03.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Folkestone, England, UK
◦Doug Williams, Dustman Dave, Jonny Storm & Justin Richards defeat Jackie Pallo Jr., Robbie Thomas, Titan & Tyrone Archer
◦Gary Steele, Gil Kennaird, Guy Thunder & Phil Powers defeat JCB, Marvelous Marcus & Seek And Destroy (Dave McMillan & Tony McMillan)
◦Discipline Of Darkness defeats Alex Shane
◦Doug Williams defeats Phil Powers



(09.03.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sittingbourne, England, UK
◦Guy Thunder vs. Mr. Vain – No Contest
◦Alex Shane defeats Justin Richards
◦Seek And Destroy (Dave McMillan & Tony McMillan) defeat Gary Steele & Tony Goodfella
◦Sugar Ray defeats Richard Quinton
◦Phil Powers defeats Tyrone Archer
◦Titan defeats Warlock
◦Andre Baker defeats Doug Williams



DAY ONE: ANGEL CENTRE, TONBRIDGE, 28/3 (200 sellout)
Tonbridge is a small place, holding about 200 people. It was just a tune-up date for the big match ahead the next day, and to give Adam Bomb (hereby referred to as Bryan when not in the ring, and “in character”). Still, we filled the hall as expected…
1) “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS (Justin Richardson) v THE WILDCAT (Paul Russell): Justin turned heel as a ref last time, and I announced over the mic that he was sorry for his past actions, and that he’d be wrestling within the rules etc. So, the crowd was divided and for an opener, the heat was great, as the crowd cheered for their favourite. It was amateur style (as both have an amateur background, Justin being a legit former UK national amateur champion).
It was a traditional format of 6×3 minute rounds, 2/3 falls. Just to warm the crowd up into it. Justin got the first fall with an impressive looking Tiger Driver (Pearl River Plunge, as Ahmed Johnson calls it), Wildcat got the second with a real good German suplex and Justin, who gradually turned more and more
heelish as the match progressed, got the winner when he was thrown into the buckles, dodged a charge from Wildcat, and cradled him with his feet propped up against the ropes. The crowd were even more incensed when I asked him about what he had said before, and he just laughed (he does a real good heel laugh) and said he lied before walking off).

2) GARY STEELE (Gary Harvey) v TITAN (Joe Rivas): This was a rematch from last time, when it was an injury finish. I reckon this was Gary’s best match ever, and was Joe’s best at the time, tho’ he surpassed himself the next night working against Adam Bomb. Gary worked over Titan and really showed fire and aggression,
Titan came back, but he couldn’t put Gary away. In frustration, he hit a low blow on Gary, right in front of the ref, who called a DQ on the 4:47 mark.

3) ADAM BOMB (Bryan Clark) & JCB (Darren ?) v SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY (Tony & Dave McMillan): The McMillans have made a change to their look. Whilst Tony is still sporting a skinhead look, Dave isn’t, and they also sprayed their hair green, yellow and blue. They had new music, God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols. This was mainly to get Bomb over for the next night. The crowd couldn’t beleive it was really him initially, because British promoters in the past have fucked the fans about so much. JCB got a hardway cut above his eye when Dave
accidentally caught his face with his elbow when throwing a punch. JCB was bleeding very
heavily, and so they had to cut to the finish quick, which came when Bomb pinned Dave with a side suplex.

4) GUY THUNDER (Guy ) v SUGAR RAY
(Ray Askew): Guy is a local boy, like JCB. Ray is a superb mouthy heel. He slagged off the town, the hall, the people and even me! They hated him after that. Not a bad match at all, which ended on 10:06 after Guy hit a powerbomb.

5) “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS (Doug Durdle) v PHIL POWERS (Philip Poll): This was a highly anticipated main event, as both guys are real good wrestlers who have established themselves with the fans over the last few months. It was good back and forth action, Phil hitting several springboard spots, and Doug doing
his fair share of the flying. For a match that I enjoyed, i can’t remember much about it! :0) The crowd weren’t reacting as they should all the time, as many of them like Doug as he’s a good wrestler. Doug did a cannonball bodyblock onto Phil for a near fall, and a Rocco Rock style Asai moonsault bodyblock in the
ring for the pin in 10:33.
Overall, not a brilliant show but by no means a bad one. For Tonbridge, the crowd were great. Really popped like crazy for Adam Bomb. After the show, we took Bryan for his first British kebab (chicken of course, he has to eat healthily!).
RESULTS SUMMARY: Richards p Wildcat (best of three falls), Titan p Steele, Bomb/JCB b Seek ‘n’ Destroy, Thunder p Sugar Ray, Williams p Powers.


DAY TWO: MAIDSTONE LEISURE CENTRE, MAIDSTONE, 29/3 (350)
Fin Martin, editor of Power Slam, a really good British newsstand mag, which tells news as it is not as Apter does, was at this one, so readers of that can see a report of some kind in next month’s issue, out at the end of April.

1) “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS v THE WILDCAT: This was a different kind of match to the one the night before, as Justin was full blown heel throughout, so from a wrestling standpoint, it was weaker compared to Tonbridge, as time was wasted with verbals, warnings etc. Again it was 6×3 minute rounds, 2/3 falls.
Justin got the first fall in the 4th with a Tiger Driver, Wildcat got the equaliser in the 5th with a long distance top rope splash which looked really good, which led to a final round with loads of crowd heat. Wildcat debuted a tope, which looked good. He’s really started to get his aerial arsenal looking good recently. After numerous near falls, and me teasing a time limit draw, Justin cradled him for the clean pinfall, just to shock the crowd a bit in 2:49 of the final round. Not bad. Got the crowd warmed up.

2) ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS (Robert Durr) v “THE WONDERKID” JOHNNY STORM
(Jonathan Whitcombe): This also had the crowd really ready for Adam Bomb. These two are best friends and so work together a lot. You could see it was very choreographed if you were looking for it, but they’re both rookies.
Storm’s gimmick is that he’s a weedy thin guy (but he can fly so well), who physically resembles Rey Misterio Jr, and is called Wonder Woman by the fans rather than Wonderkid. This had a lot of good spots. Thomas is larger and tried to power him with moves like a tilt a whirl backbreaker, powerslam, facedrop etc, whilst
Storm retaliated with a really high elevation frog splash, hurancanrana, moonsault, plancha etc. End came when Thomas ran Storm into the ropes from behind, and rolled him up at 15:49.

3) ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER & ADAM BOMB v “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS & TITAN: I hyped this as Hammerlock’s biggest match in history, and in reality, it was. Titan had risen to top level, rather than beating the mid-level guys, and the crowd were *really really* pumped up for this one. As were the wrestlers,
the ref and the ring announcer. :0) This was an excellent match with superb psychology. I really enjoyed watching it. Started off with Andre and Doug wrestling, and then flying a bit, Andre doing his patented spinning plancha, Doug doing a handspring elbow (I know he’s working on doing Britain’s first space flying Tiger drop, but be patient….)Then they both tagged out, and the two big guys stared down. Titan is a couple of inches shorter, but is about 20 lbs heavier. They bodychecked one another off the ropes. No-one budged.
“Come on! What have you got, huh?” shouted Titan. Another two bodychecks. Nothing. Then Bomb hit a flying shoulderblock, which knocked Titan off his feet. He slid out of the ring. The crowd, who had been quiet during the staredown etc. in anticipation, concentration, call it what you want, exploded! Titan took his frustrations out by walking past me and shoving my head into my table, which knocked off my glasses (again) as I fell to the floor. Anyway, after a bit more wrestling from Andre and Doug, and a brief inconclusive showdown between Andre and Titan, the match spilled out to the floor. Bomb and Titan took it to the far end of the arena, smacking each other into the walls, whilst Andre grabbed my table, put Doug on it (on the floor at ringside), went to the top rope, and executed a Rocco Rock style driveby (somersault senton?) and…..managed
to put Doug through the table for the first time in the UK (after 2 failed attempts, Sabu in Walthamstow and Andre in Sittingbourne) to a good crowd pop. More brawling ensued, until the end, which me and the ref, a mate of mine called Mike White, genuinely didn’t see (so weren’t we doing our jobs well?). Doug grabbed my bell, and went to hit Andre with it. He swung and missed and got schoolboyed by Andre. I saw Andre cradling Doug, and signalled to Mike, who DQ’ed Andre after 17:47, as he thought Andre had used the bell on Doug. Andre and
Bomb were fuming mad, and demanded – and got – a rematch the next night with 2 stips: no DQ or countout and Mike White could not referee. The crowd were incensed with the ref too, and there was even a bit of trouble in the bleachers, as one guy tried to attack the security guy to get to the heels and the ref! Great match, even better psychology.
4) ALEX SHANE (Alex Spilling) v TYRONE ARCHER: This was put across as a match between two friends who were reluctant to fight each other.
Unfortunately, we had to cut ten minutes off the match as we were running over time (blame Bryan for having too many fans and running the interval for so damn long!). What they did do was solid, though, with Alex (or Mavis) doing a tope through the ropes which for a guy who’s 6’5″ is impressive, and a Sabu style spinning wheel kick with Archer sitting on the turnbuckle, sending them both over the top. He ended it by pinning Archer in 6:11 with a cradle I’ve seen the 123 Kid and Dean Malenko use. It involves twisting your foot around the guy’s arm and rolling him over, so he ends up with his shoulders dwon as if they’ve done a crucifix. If
anyone out there (Jeff, Wade?) knows the name, please let me know.
5) GARY STEELE & PHIL POWERS v SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY: This was a fast moving tag match with good psychology again. I can’t remember much about it tho’ as there’s been so much going on this weekend. Sorry! It ended on 11:51 when Gary had Tony McMillan pinned, and Dave came in behind the ref’s back, kicked Gary in the head and put Tony on top for the pin. Gary challenged Dave to a singles match the next night.
A really good show. The crowd were amazing, the Bomb match was excellent.
He was raving about it back in the dressing room before he remembered he was a seasoned pro and calmed down. He, like me, Doug, Mavis, and so many others, is a mark at heart with a real love for the business. Oh yeah, I’m not International Publicity Officer anymore, I’m The Stooge according to Bryan. :0)
Tonight, post-match, he confuses the people at the Chinese takeaway in Maidstone and gets recognised by some marks who ask really stupid questions as me, Doug and Mavis try not to crack up laughing at them. We then all sit on a wall eating Chinese takeaway in the freezing cold at midnight. For some reason, the pissheads decide
*not* to verbally abuse us. Can’t think why.
RESULTS SUMMARY: Richards b Wildcat (best of three falls), Thomas p Storm, Williams/Titan b Bomb/Baker – DQ, Shane p Archer, Seek ‘n’ Destroy b Steele/Powers.


DAY THREE: STOUR CENTRE, ASHFORD (KENT), 30/3 (400)
We had a lot of guys who went to the hardcore show and/or follow
Hammerlock on
the Internet through these reports coming to this show and the fan
convention
the next day, and they came equipped with a variety of foreign objects.
1) ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS v TYRONE ARCHER: Again, 6×3 minute rounds,
2/3
falls. This was a soild opener, nothing too spectacular, but nothing
boring. It
did what an opener should do: got the crowd warmed up by getting a
reaction as
Thomas turned slightly heel in frustration, and had some good moves.
Didn’t see
much of it, as we were trying to sort out a problem with the sound
system, which
meant that I had to talk for about five minutes whilst everyone was
running
around backstage like headless chickens. I never knew I could talk such
bullshit
for so long. I should become a poltician. :0) Tyrone won with a suplex on
2:24
of round 5.
2) TONY McMILLAN (w/ Dave McMillan) v THE WILDCAT: This was a good, stiff
match.
Very hard hitting and realistic. Some brawling, but more wrestling than
their
previous encounters. Wildcat hit the plancha and top rope splash again.
He’s
really improving. Tony got a bad bloody nose. End saw Tony put Wildcat in
a
Boston Crab whilst Dave pushed him back behind the ref’s back for the
submission
win in 13:11.
3) ADAM BOMB & ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER v “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS
&
TITAN: In the dressing room, Joe (Titan) had a new outfit on, a red top
with
black bottoms. “Ah, Vader colours” I said. “No, Titan colours” he
replied. :0)
The problem here was how to improve on last night’s match. Well, they had
a damn
good try. It started with Mike White in the ring, and Bomb and Baker
insisting
on him going, whilst the heels were protecting him from Bomb coming
forward at
him. Mike, who’s originally from Hull and has a strong Northern accent,
started
slagging off the south, saying they were all stupid, even Bomb who’s from
the
south of the USA. “If Kent is the garden of England,” he said “then right
now
I’m standing in the cabbage patch.” I asked him to leave, but he refused,
so
Bomb took matters into his own hands, by powerbombing Mike. End of Mike’s
evening. So our other referee, Adam Mansfield, came down. This was
different
from Maidstone. There was more reckless brawling, and less psychology,
but the
crowd wanted to see the brawling, although there was a story of Bomb
trying
unsuccessfully to slam Titan. Andre and Doug went at it outside, using
weapons
from the fans, which were a baking tray, which they literally bent in
half, a
mop (brought by mop fanatic Phil Jones) and a frying pan. Doug got it,
swung at
Andre, who ducked – the handle of the pan flew off. Andre then used it on
Doug,
opening up a deep cut on the top of Doug’s head. If his hair wasn’t red
before
(he’s got Vader coloured hair) it was now. :0) Titan and Bomb took it
right up
to the very top row of the bleachers, and down to the opposite end of the
hall,
smacking each other into doors, walls etc. Bomb, who earlier was saying
he
wasn’t keen on the ECW style of violence, had obviously changed his mind,
as he
was pounding on Titan with a frying pan and baking tray which he grabbed
off a
fan (rather than being offered it). He laughed about it afterwards. He
was
really getting carried away. The crowd were loving it. They also used my
bottle
of mineral water I always have. The noise was amazing. The end saw Bomb
finally
manage to slam Titan, then manage to avoid Doug’s elbowdrop off the top
when he
tried to break up the pin after a big Bomb shoulderblock, and then cover
Titan
again for the 3 count on the 16:01 mark, and Titan’s first pinfall loss.
Then
Bomb gave Doug a powerbomb too. Titan challenged him to come back and
face him
one on one.
4) DAVE McMILLAN (w/ Tony McMillan) v GARY STEELE: This was a short
match, which
saw Gary dominate Dave. He caught Dave’s crossbody block attempt, but
Tony
McMillan grabbed his legs and held them down for pin. Gary then laid down
a
challenge to the McMillans. Sick of their constant interference, he
wanted a
rematch with Dave on the next show on 1st June, with one condition: Tony
McMillan would be banned from ringside. Dave eventually accepted, but
with one
condition: if he beat Gary, Gary would have to fight Tony McMillan
straight
afterwards. Gary accepted, and our first “Tough Guy” match (I always
introduce
Gary as “Hammerlock’s own tough guy”, but one day I’m really going to
piss him
off and call him “The Hammerlock Heart Throb”, which we call him when
we’re
taking the mickey out of him). I get the feeling that Gary’s getting a
bit of a
push here.
5) PHIL POWERS & ALEX SHANE (w/ The Ultimate Bitch) v “THE EXTREMIST”
JUSTIN
RICHARDS & “THE WONDERKID” JOHNNY STORM: This was heated because Ashford
was
where Justin first turned heel on Mavis back in November. I didn’t see
much of
it, as I was sorting out some other stuff, but I’m told it was good with
some
good moves and back and forth action. End saw the ref trying to stop
Storm and
The Ultimate Bitch coming to blows, and Phil attacked Mavis, and helped
Justin
get the pin. Phil then got on the mic and did the whiny spoiled kid bit
about
being ignored and only getting mid-level opposition etc, and the crows
hated
him. We set up a mixed match between Mavis & Ultimate Bitch and Powers &
Richards for next time.
Another great all-round card. We have a reputation now of putting on
solid top
to bottom cards. I was told by the hardcores I know that there wasn’t a
single
bad match. In fact, one guy at the show who watched Wrestlemania with me,
much
preferred our show to Wrestlemania! After the show, we went to a
nightclub in
Ashford. It was really funny: I knew one of the bouncers because he used
to
wrestle for us. I went up to him, said hello etc. Real pleasant surprise.
Then
Bryan comes in behind me. The other bouncers step aside and call me “sir”
wondering who the hell I am. Hilarious. Bryan kept buying Mike drinks to
try and
help the pain in his back from the powerbomb (he landed in a V shape on
the
lower back rather than flat down), but then again, he kept buying all of
us
drinks. It was funny, just watching everyone look up at him, mouth the
word
“Fuck!” and get out of our way. We left the club after many beers,
couldn’t open
the door to the hotel (Bryan was seriously going to give someone a leg-up
to
open the window of his room on the first floor!) So we can all say we got
pissed
with Adam Bomb. “Marks!” you all cry. I hear ya.
RESULTS SUMMARY: Archer p Thomas (best of three falls), Tony McMillan p
Wildcat,
Bomb/Baker b Williams/Titan, Dave McMillan p Steele, Richards/Storm p
Shane/Powers.



Thurs 23rd May, Leas Cliff Hall, FOLKESTONE
—-
THE ULTIMATE BITCH takes on MISS AMANDA DALLAS in an eliminator for the
now vacant Hammerlock Ladies’ Championship following Delectable Donna’s
retirement for family reasons.
TITAN does battle, handicap style, with the McMillan brothers, SEEK ‘N’
DESTROY.
Hammerlock Wrestling’s first ever SUPERFIGHT, a winner stays on
tournament where entry numbers are drawn beforehand, Rumble style. Winner
of match #1 takes on wrestler #3 and so on, until all ten wrestlers have
fought. Competitors are PHIL POWERS, Folkestone’s own teenage
sensation JOHN STOKES, ALEX SHANE, GARY STEELE, TYRONE ARCHER, DAVID
VAIN, ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS, THE DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS (who will
be accompanied to the ring by the original genuine gypsy DARKNESS),
J.C.B. and ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE.
A total of eleven matches are scheduled for one crazy night at the Leas
Cliff Hall!!!
NWA UK Hammerlock House Show
23 May 1996
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, England
2 Vs.1 Handicap Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards & Tony McMillan Vs. Titan (w/ Phil Powers) ended in No Contest
Miss Amanda Dallas defeated Kylee ‘The Ultimate Bitch’ by Disqualification after 3 Public Warnings for closed fist strikes
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) defeated Adam C Exclusive by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) defeated David Vain by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
John Stokes defeated The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) by Disqualification after The Disciple Of Darkness used the ring bell as a weapon
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated John Stokes by Referee Stoppage after John Stokes could not continue due to a shoulder injury suffered in the previous match
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated Cruisin’ Carlo S by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated JCB by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Alex Shane by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Gary Steele by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Phil Powers



Dean ‘The King’ Ayass
24/05/1996
Tonight we debut a new kind of card: a 10 man winner stays on tournament called the Superfight. First of all, we have two non-Superfight matches:
1) Handicap match: TITAN (w/ Phil Powers) v TONY McMILLAN & ‘THE EXTREMIST’ JUSTIN RICHARDS: Justin was subbing for Dave McMillan, who couldn’t make it. This was an OK opener, with the story being Titan getting pounded on by both men through illegal double teaming. He had Phil Powers in his corner to try and stop this, but didn’t do too well. The end came after 11 minutes when Titan was talking to Phil, got double teamed, lost his rag, beat the crap out of Phil, thus turning back to a heel in Folkestone (Titan as a face didn’t work) as his opponents decided to scarper in their best interests. Result declared as a no contest, as Titan shoved referee Mike White, and said that playing by the rules doesn’t work.
2) Ladies’ Title eliminator: KYLEE, THE ULTIMATE BITCH v MISS AMANDA DALLAS: This was a short but enjoyable match, probably the best ladies’ match we’ve had. Lots of high flying, top rope axhandles, cross body blocks etc. End came when Mike White DQ’ed Kylee for a third public warning after about 5 minutes for using a closed fist repeatedly. Kylee demanded a rematch.
3) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS (w/ Justin Richards) v ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE: This was a basic squash. The DoD did his tricks with using a piece of rope to choke ACE out, and hide it or throw it to Justin when the ref checked him. Crowd were hot at him. He got the pin in about 8 minutes following a powerslam.

4) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS v DAVID VAIN: Again a squash, not so much use of the rope, but again a powerslam saw the end of David in about 3 minutes.
5) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS v JOHN STOKES: John was making his
second appearance. He lives in Folkestone, so got a big pop as the
hometown hero, and he did really well. He got the rope off DoD and used
it on him for a pop. He hurt his shoulder in the story but won by DQ when
the Disciple grabbed my ring bell and hit Stokes with it.
6) Superfight: JOHN STOKES v ALEX SHANE: Alex offered John the chance to
forfeit the match because of his injury, which John declined. This was a
great fast moving brief scientific match, in which these two youngsters
did themselves proud. End came when John reinjured his shoulder and the
ref stopped it. John got a great ovation, and Alex asked for a rematch
when John was 100%, which he accepted. I think these two would make a
great young lions tag team.
7) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v CRUISING CARLO S: CCS was billed as a
Northern wrestler (which is true: he’s from Birmingham) who got on the
mic after sneak attacking Alex, and was great at it. He cracked me up
with the line “Take this man here for example,” pointing at a man in the
front row “And I’m sure Dean would if given the chance”, which I had to
look offended at whilst trying not to burst out laughing as the bloke
screamed “You calling me a poof?”. Classic. Anyway, the match was a 3
minute squash and the “brash Northern newcomer”, as I labelled him, got
his comeuppance, falling victim to Alex’s new finisher, the DDT.
8) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v JCB: This was a brief match too, which saw
Alex hit a flying, 180 degree spinround Jimmy Del Rey style DDT, which
looked good, for the pin.
9) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS: This was the
best match of the night, with a fantastic opening sequence. One part
which sticks in my mind was where Doug went for a handspring elbow, Alex
moved,Doug sat on the top rope waiting for Alex to turn around, but was
then caught by Alex’s patented spinning wheel kick which sends both of
them over the top. Great. Doug also hit his best ever tope, flying
through the ropes and pretty much headbutting Alex, exactly what a tope
should be. Finish saw Alex hit the DDT, but Doug get his foot on the
ropes, Alex thought he’d won, he argued with the ref, only to get caught
from behind with a good looking German suplex for the pin.
10) Superfight: DOUG WILLIAMS v GARY STEELE: Unfortunately, I didn’t get
to see much of this, but I could hear that the crowd of about 250 people
were getting into it. Even from what I saw, Doug finished Gary with a
clean pin following an in-ring Asai moonsault.
11) Superfight: DOUG WILLIAMS v PHIL POWERS: Phil wasn’t on his best form
owing to a back injury, so Doug had to carry this one. Went about seven
minutes, with Doug getting the pin with a folding cradle in the corner
with his feet on the ropes, which earned him a hearty boo from the fans,
some of whom do cheer him for his good wrestling. Question for those of
you who watch Hammerlock live or on tape: in your opinion, would Doug
Williams,the babyface, work? E-mail me please.
Anyway, that’s that. Tomorrow, the 24th, we’re in Maidstone with a 30 man
Rumble. We return to Folkestone on Wednesday August 14th.
DEAN ‘The King’ AYASS



[HAMMERLOCK WRESTLING] Report: Maidstone, 24/5/96
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Dean ‘The King’ Ayass
28/05/1996
I’m afraid I can only give a brief rundown:
1) TONY McMILLAN pinned DAVID VAIN with his feet on the ropes. Good
opener, got the crowd into it.
2) JACKIE PALLO JR. pinned TYRONE ARCHER. Good verbals with the crowd
from Pallo – hey, you know the score by now.
3) Mixed 6 person tag: ALEX SHANE, KYLEE THE ULTIMATE BITCH & MISS
AMANDA DALLAS defeated ‘THE EXTREMIST’ JUSTIN RICHARDS, ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE
& JOHNNY STORM. This match got a lot of heat. Some slick double and
triple team spots from both teams. We should do more six mans/persons
in the future, IMO.
4) ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS & TITAN beat JCB & GUY THUNDER. Total
chaos. The heels jumped the faces from the bell. Titan and JCB fought all
over the building while Williams and Thunder fought in the ring. Williams
pinned GT with a moonsault. Afterwards, Titan pinned me against the
corner and threatened another chokeslam while Williams told the crowd
that him and Titan could beat Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart just like they did
to Adam Bomb in Maidstone.
5) PHIL POWERS won a 30 man Rumble.



Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
31 May 1996
Parochial Hall, Gillingham, England
Attendance: 100
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
David Vain defeated Jason The Terrible by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
John Stokes defeated Tony McMillan by Disqualification
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Guy Thunder by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Tyron Archer by Pinfall
Miss Amanda Dallas defeated Tanzie Cook by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
David Vain defeated John Stokes by Forfeit*
John Stokes suffered a shoulder injury in the Opening Round
King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Titan by Forfeit*
Justin Richards paid Titan to forfeit.
Ladder Match:
‘Andre ‘Sledgehammer’ Baker defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams
King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Justin Richards defeated David Vain by Pinfall



Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
1 June 1996
Stour Centre, Ashford, England
Attendance: 270
Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated JCB (Subsititute for Dave McMillan) by Pinfall
Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated Tony McMillan by Pinfall
The Wildcat defeated Jackie Pallo Jr by Disqualification*
Jackie Pallo Jr refused to break a chokehold and received 3 public warnings
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards & ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm (Substitute for Phil Powers) defeated ‘The Kamikaze Kid’ Alex Shane & Kylee The Ultimate Bitch by Pinfall (Justin Richards over Alex Shane)
Titan defeated Shiro Nagumni by Pinfall (0:32)
30-Man Rumble Match:
Winner(s): Alex Shane & Gary Steele*
*As the last remaining competitors, Alex Shane & Gary Steele decided to share the victory.



(29.07.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sittingbourne, Kent, England, UK
◦Two On One Handicap: Ian Johnson defeats Adam Exclusive & Mr. Vain
◦Andre Baker defeats Justin Richards
◦Falls Count Anywhere: Gary Steele defeats Tony McMillan
◦Tyrone Archer vs. Wildcat Brookside – Draw
◦Jonny Storm defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Titan defeats Shiro Nagumi
◦Alex Shane & Andre Baker defeat Doug Williams & Justin Richards



(17.08.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Leysdown, England, UK
◦Adam Andrews defeats JCB
◦Doug Williams defeats Titan by DQ
◦Jason The Terrible defeats Ian Johnson
◦Dave McMillan defeats Alex Shane
◦Jonny Storm & Steve Smith defeat John Stokes & Robbie Thomas



(17.08.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sheerness, England, UK
◦Serial Killer defeats Adam Andrews
◦Robbie Thomas defeats Jonny Storm
◦Hair Vs. Hair: Doc Dean & Robbie Brookside defeat Justin Richards & Tony McMillan
◦Dustman Dave defeats Annihilator
◦Titan defeats Gary Steele
◦Doug Williams defeats John Stokes



Winter Gardens, Margate, England
Day 1: 3/10/96, MARGATE Winter Gardens (att: 350)
—-
Gary Steele pinned The Wildcat in 17:06 following a spinebuster.
Tony McMillan (w/ Dave McMillan) pinned John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) in
8:16 with an inside cradle after interference from Dave McMillan.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker defeated “The
Anarchist” Doug Williams & Titan in 11:24 when Neidhart pinned Williams
with a rollup.
“The Extremist” Justin Richards (w/ Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield) pinned
Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas in 10:20 following a vertical suplex.
Tyrone Archer defeated “Wonderkid” Johnny Storm by a three public
warnings disqualification in 12:34.

(03.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Margate, England, UK
◦Gary Steele defeats Wildcat
◦Tony McMillan defeats John Stokes
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Doug Williams & Titan
◦Justin Richards defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Tyrone Archer defeats Jonny Storm by DQ 
Day 2: 4/10/96, MAIDSTONE Leisure Centre (att: 300)
—-
Gary Steele pinned Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas in 13:22 following a
spinebuster.
Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) pinned John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) in
17:05 after Tony McMillan hit Stokes with their flagpole and placed Dave
McMillan on top of Stokes as referee Mike White was putting Smith back
into his corner at ringside.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker defeated “The
Anarchist” Doug Williams & Titan in 14:05 after Titan accidentally
clotheslined Williams, who was holding Neidhart, and Neidhart covered
Williams for the pin as Baker threw Titan out of the ring. Neidhart &
Baker won the series 2-0.
Williams suffered a dislocated shoulder during the match, and watching
it being popped back in afterwards was one of the most stomach-churning
experiences of my life.
However, after the match, Titan fired Williams from the team and
Williams challenged Titan to a lumberjack match next time in Maidstone,
promising to wrestle within the rulebook. Williams has turned fan
favourite/babyface/whatever you want to call it.
Johnny Storm defeated Tyrone Archer by countout in 10:11.
“Kamikaze Kid” Alex Shane beat “The Extremist” Justin Richards (w/ Adam
“Mr. Muscles” Mansfield) by reverse decision when Richards used an
illegal elbowpad as a weapon in the ring.



Day 3: 5/10/96, ASHFORD Stour Centre (att: 275)

Tyrone Archer pinned The Wildcat in 17:20 following a huracanrana.
John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) pinned “Wonderkid” Johnny Storm in 11:11
when Stokes rolled up (schoolboyed) Storm who was distracted when Robbie
“The Rocker” Thomas, who appeared at ringside, prevented him from using
a chair.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker and Tony McMillan
& Titan (w/ Dave McMillan and Delectable Donna) went to a double
countout in 10:23. The Anvil was less than pleased and decided to vent
his anger by beel-throwing me out of the ring.
“Kamikaze Kid” Alex Shane pinned Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield (w/ “The
Extremist” Justin Richards, who had a “neck injury”) in 10:14 following
a sunset flip. It became clear that Richards’ neck injury was fake and
so referee Mike White ordered a match between the two next time in
Ashford on 23/11. Richards’ mouth eventually got it stiplulated as a
“Kiss My Foot” match.
“The Anarchist” Doug Williams pinned Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) in
3:54 when Tony accidentally hit Dave with the flagpole.

(05.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Ashford, England, UK
◦Tyrone Archer defeats Wildcat
◦John Stokes defeats Jonny Storm
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Titan & Tony McMillan
◦Alex Shane defeats Adam Mansfield
◦Doug Williams defeats Dave McMillan
National Wrestling Alliance United Kingdom Hammerlock
(04.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Maidstone, England, UK
◦Gary Steele defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Dave McMillan defeats John Stokes
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Doug Williams & Titan
◦Jonny Storm defeats Tyrone Archer
◦Alex Shane defeats Justin Richards 


[RESULTS] Hammerlock Wrestling, Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall, England, 24/10/96
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D.Ayass
28/10/1996
Sorry it’s a bit late, but results as follows before a crowd of approx.
300:
1) Alex Shane defeated Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas by countout after
Shane delivered a Cactus clothesline, sending them both over the top.
Thomas landed on his head and was KO’ed. Shane won what was a very
enjoyable match with plenty of back and forth action.
2) Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield (w/ “The Extremist” Justin Richards)
pinned Tyrone Archer after some kind of interference from Richards. I
didn’t catch the finish as I was too busy putting certain spectators
back in their seats! They were riotous tonight! Again, a good match,
plenty of science and the crowd popped for Archer’s kickboxing kicks
etc.
3) LUMBERJACK MATCH: Titan defeated Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker by TKO.
Titan was in control for the majority of the match, although Baker did
hit an impressive chair-assisted flip plancha out of the ring, and
reversed a powerbomb with a huracanrana. It then turned into a UFC
looking fight, with punches, kicks and guards (as both wrestlers have
extensive shootfighting and/or martial arts backgrounds) which saw Titan
use Takada-style thigh kicks to take out the left leg of Baker. He threw
Baker out of the ring, but the lumberjacks could not get Baker back into
the ring: his leg ahd given way and they threw in the towel. Titan was
declared the winner, and I was forced to tell everyone in the Leas Cliff
Hall that he was the man, after he placed me sitting on the top
turnbuckle, with one hand around my throat for a chokeslam if needs be,
and the other around the microphone.
4) CRYBABY MATCH: The Folkestone Flyers (Steve Smith & John Stokes)
defeated Jackie Pallo Jr. & “Wonderkid” Jonny Storm when Smith pinned
Storm. Good match, lots of heat. The crowd loved their hometown boys and
absolutely hated Storm. Pallo dominated his younger rivals but Storm
ended up doing one high risk move too many and was finished off with a
Stokes superplex followed by a Smith top rope splash. He then brought a
chair in to break up the celebrations, but was then attacked with the
chair by Smith, KO’ed and dressed in a nappy (diaper for you Yanks :0))
and made to suck on the baby bottle.
5) The Folkestone Flyers jointly won a 10 man mini-Rumble after refusing
to risk their team and fight each other.
DEAN ‘THE KING’ AYASS 
Tonbridge, Kent. Angel Centre, 14th November 1996, att: 120
We had a 20 man Rumble as the main event, plus five other matches.
Match 1
“THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS pinned GARY STEELE. Doug was making his return to wrestling after injuring his shoulder in Maidstone on 4/10. It was revealed to be a torn shoulder ligament, Doug did a springboard moonsault on the eight minute mark.
Match 2
THE FOLKESTONE FLYERS defeated SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY when John Stokes reversed Tony McMillan’s small package on Steve Smith while referee Mike White was putting Dave McMillan back on his tag rope. This was a chaotic match, and theMcMillans beat the you-know-what out of the Flyers for beating them. Great match.
Match 3
GUY NORMOUS THE T.V. CLOWN and THE OMEN went to a no-contest when Seek ‘n’ Destroy decided to run in and beat up both men just for the hell of it. The crowd didn’t seem to mind, though. Incidentally, TV clown means that he’s been on the television (Nickleodeon, Noel’s House Party etc.)
Tag
Handicap tag match: ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS defeated “WONDERKID” JONNY STORM & ADAM “MR. MUSCLES” MANSFIELD. Anyone in England who hasn’t seen Mansfield’s gimmick ought to come to a show, pronto. It’s hilarious. He’s really skinny, but he thinks he’s a world class bodybuilder, and constantly poses for the crowd, How he keeps a straight face, I’ll never know.
Mixed
Mixed tag: GUY THUNDER & TANZIE COOK defeated “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS & LYNDSEY LAHANA. Lyndsey was making her first ever appearance and looked very good in the heel role,this turned into a really enjoyable match.
Rumble
“THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS won the 20 man Rumble. The last four were Richards, Seek ‘n’ Destroy and The War Child, a huge guy who’s over 6 foot tall, weighs 21 stone (or 300 lbs) and he is agile. Anyway, Richards and TWC paired up, and S’n’D also paired up. Richards let War Child go at both McMillans by himself, they all tangled up by the ropes, and Richards shoved them all off balance and over the top to win the Rumble.
So we then had a confrontation between the two pairings, who, without much hesitation, agreed to a tag match on our return to Tonbridge, Friday (our new slot there) March 7th, 1997.
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DEAN AYASS,



Basildon, Essex. Pitsea Welcome Centre, 15th November 1996, att: 120
Pitsea is a town just outside Basildon, in Essex, the hometown of the McMillans, This was our first show here, before a sellout crowd of 200. We were pleased to get a sellout on our first show there. The centre is another one of the smaller venue’s, but the crowd were red-hot from the opening bell to the end of the show.
Match 1
2 out of 3 falls: DEAN CHAMPION defeated JOHN STOKES. Dean Champion Dean comes from Grays, just up the road from Basildon, and had a lot of support, . This was Dean’s singles debut (he’d been in a few Rumbles before), and he came through well.
Match 2
“WONDERKID” JONNY STORM pinned ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS with his feet on the ropes. Great back and forth action, the highlight of which was Storm successfully executing (after failing last night) the “Merosault” – you know, facing towards the ring, jumping around back on to the top rope so that you’re facing the crowd and then landing a moonsault, except that Robbie was lying on the mat, not standing up. I’ve only ever seen one other wrestler do this move (obviously, Marc Mero) and we were all really pleased that Jon had managed to do this move.
Match 3
Handicap match: ALEX SHANE defeated “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS & ADAM “MR. MUSCLES” MANSFIELD when Shane pinned Mansfield after Mansfield and Richards argued over who would pin Shane. Mansfield knelt down on Shane’s shoulders, flexing his biceps, and Shane hooked his arms with his legs, rolled him over and got the 1-2-3.
Match 4
SHIRO NAGUMI pinned GUY NORMOUS THE T.V. CLOWN with his feet on the ropes. Shiro, a masked martial arts guy, basically kicked the stuffing out of the clown and ripped his clown wig and nose off, then after the match, as the Clown argued, he smacked the clown with a palm to the face, severely bloodying his nose. Obviously Shiro never enjoyed the circus as a kid.
Interval
Mixed tag: GARY STEELE & DAVID VAIN defeated THE WILDCAT & TANZIE COOK.
Match 6
SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY defeated ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER & TYRONE ARCHER when Dave McMillan pinned Archer. It was Basildon vs. Ashford here with Andre . He is an absolutely brilliant heel, he winds up the crowd behind belief, he also challenged, on the mic, some mouthy guys who were shouting at him to come into the ring to fight, but they didn’t respond, because they were “all mouth” according to Mr. Baker. Very good match, with the crowd absolutely supercharged.
Match 7
TONY McMILLAN and DAVE McMILLAN jointly won the 20 man Rumble when they were the last two left, reluctantly fought, and both fell out of the ring and to the floor at the same time. It was declared a draw between the two.



Dunstable, Bedfordshire. 21st November 1996
Matches were as follows:
Match 1
Jonny Storm v Robbie Rocker
Match 2
Titan v Scott Blackledge & Steve Biggs in a handicap match
Match 3
Miss Amanda Dallas & Andre Baker v Doug Williams & Tanzie Cook
Match 4
John Stokes & Steve Smith v Tony & Dave McMillan
Match 5
Wildcat v Gary Steele
Match 6
20 man over the top rope rumble
Thurs 21/11: DUNSTABLE Queensway Hall
This was our first ever show at this venue, in front of about 150
curious fans who braved the cold and icy weather.
1) Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas pinned “Wonderkid” Jonny Storm. This was a
very enjoyable opener, with plenty of mat work and the occasional
highspot to warm the audience up. Finish came when Thomas sunset flipped
Storm, who grabbed the middle rope and knelt on Thomas’s shoulders.
Referee Mike White spotted this and kicked Storm’s hands away, at which
point Thomas completed the flip for the 3 count.
2) The Wildcat pinned “Tough Guy” Gary Steele following a vertical
suplex. Steele worked as a heel here for the first time, and performed
the role OK, but he’s a much better face IMO. Still, you must try these
things…. good match, with some members of the crowd likening Wildcat’s
hairstyle to that of Mark Lamarr and chanting “He’s a 1950’s throwback”
etc.
3) HANDICAP MATCH: Titan defeated Scott Blackledge & Steve Biggs when
Titan pinned Biggs. The two babyfaces were local guys with a huge
following. Shame they were destroyed by Titan, who finished off Biggs in
under 5 minutes with a crushing powerbomb.
4) Tony McMillan & “The Extremist” Justin Richards and The Folkestone
Flyers went to a double countout. This was a fast paced match and the
crowd, who enjoyed their violence, loved the wild outside brawling that
led to the double countout.
5) BEST OF THREE FALLS MIXED TAG MATCH: Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker &
Miss Amanda Dallas beat “The Anarchist” Doug Williams & Tanzie Cook by
two falls to one. Andre & Amanda worked as heels here, and they really
got the crowd going. Doug pinned Andre in under two minutes with a
rolling reverse cradle (I think, it was a week ago). Then Dallas pinned
Cook after some really nice looking variations of headscissors,
backbreakers and huracanranas from both girls, the crowd’s favourite
being when Amanda threw Tanzie into the corner, ran up, did a handstand
where her legs were around Tanzie’s head, and executed a headscissors
from there.
6) Titan won a 20 man Rumble. Afterwards, he forced me to declare that
he was “the man” on the house mic, before hurling me out of the ring,
breaking one of my cufflinks. I was initially annoyed, but then I felt
grateful that a cufflink was all that I broke….:0)



Fri 22/11: MAIDSTONE Leisure Centre
The weather was absolutely foul again, I mean freezing cold and Doug had
to scrape all the ice off the car before we set off home….we had a low
crowd of about 130, but in that weather, who could blame people for
staying at home? Americans: remember, this is the British general public
we are dealing with here. Big show too.
1) BEST OF THREE FALLS: Tyrone Archer defeated John Stokes two falls to
one. This was wrestled under six, three minute rounds, and though both
men started as faces, Tyrone turned heel by the end of the night. Stokes
got the first fall with a cross body block off the top in round 2,
Archer equalised with a huracanrana in round three, before catching the
younger Stokes in an inside cradle in the fifth for an unpopular win.
Basically, Archer got frustrated, starting breaking the rules, and gave
the crowd dirty looks when they jeered him. Nothing elaborate. Nothing
deeply shocking. That was to come…..
2) Steve Smith pinned Adam “Muscles” Mansfield (w/ Jonny Storm) in
12:46. Storm accompanied Mansfield because of Richards’ important match
later on. Storm was thinking of using Mansfield as his tag team partner.
Smith is one half of the Folkestone Flyers with John Stokes. Good fast
match between two younger, lighter weight wrestlers. Smith won with an
inside cradle and Storm, true to his name, stormed off.
3) Guy Normus the TV Clown beat Dave McMillan by disqualification in
5:43. McMillan basically kicked the living crap out of the clown.
Nothing pretty, but he got the DQ when he used his flagpole as a weapon
in the ring.
After the interval, as I was introducing the second half, Storm’s music
started playing. He came out, and said that he’d been asking Andre Baker
to be his tag partner. Baker came out in street clothes, and called
Storm one of the most despicable, arrogant, two-faced, lying people he’d
ever encountered, and that he would love to be his partner. The crowd
were silent, then they erupted in fury. Baker branded them all
“peasants” asking why he should worry about the fans when half of them
are too soft to turn up when the weather turns a bit cold. Some fans
jumped the barriers on one side (the other three sides had no barriers)
and grabbed Storm by the ankle and I asked them to return to their seats
on the house mic (some chance). Only when Andre asked one guy to get in
the ring to resolve matters did it calm down. And it wasn’t even a
match!
4) KISS MY FOOT MATCH: Alex Shane beat “The Extremist” Justin Richards
in 9:09. I would imagine this is the end of their feud. A great match:
both looked especially sharp and the match wascontested at breakneck
speed. Adam “Muscles” Mansfield came down and hid under the ring.
Richards would stamp his foot on the canvas twice, to bring out
Mansfield, then throw out Shane and distract the ref while Mansfield got
in his licks. This infuriated the crowd, and one woman attacked
Mansfield, ripping his outfit beyond repair! (Thankfully, it was only
the top part that was ripped!) Richards got the pin with his feet on the
ropes, but, being such an important match, I told the ref and he
reversed the decision. Richards turned and ran, only to have his route
cut off by The Folkestone Flyers. And there was much kissing of foot and
spluttering.
5) LUMBERJACK MATCH: Titan pinned Doug Williams in 12:51 after
interference from Baker and Storm. Great match, highly anticipated by
all.Williams flew; Titan used his power. A great contrast and a great
contest between these ex-partners. Baker and Storm prompted another
crowd riot. Oh what fun. This set up a tag match next time of Baker &
Storm vs. Williams & Alex Shane.
6) The Folkestone Flyers jointly won a 20 man Rumble


Hammerlock Wrestling Logo Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
20 January 1996
Maidstone, England, England

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) defeated Alex Shane by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Tyrone Archer defeated ‘The Rocker’ Robbie Thomas by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Gary Steele by Referee Stoppage

King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Phil Powers defeated ‘The Predator’ Paul Strong by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Titan defeated Tyrone Archer by Pinfall

King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
Phil Powers defeated Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) by Disqualification*
* Tony McMillan interfered

Tony McMillan (w/ Dave McMillan) defeated ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm by Pinfall

Ladder Match:
‘Sledgehammer’ Andre Baker defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams

King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Titan defeated Phil Powers by Pinfall


Matt Cleary
26/01/1996
25/1/1996 – Sittingbourne
HI all,
I’m posting this for Deany A, as his cheap ass server is down once again
(If the lines are all messed up, it’s because of the change of format Sorry.)
Matt
HAMMERLOCK WRESTLING AT THE ANGEL CENTRE, TONBRIDGE, ENGLAND, 25/1/96:
We arrive in plenty of time, despite heavy traffic and a motorway full of the
world’s most stupid drivers. Unfortunately, the crowd is down on last time,
probably because of the snow that’s fallen here again.
The referee is “The Extremist” Justin Richards, a wrestler who is currently out
of action after having an operation on his arm to remove a cyst or something.
More on him later…
We begin with the KotR tournament:
1) DAVE McMILLAN (w/ Tony McMillan) v PHIL POWERS: This was a good match,
nothing wrong with it, but it was too lively for the opener. Tope suicida from
Dave, springboard splash and springboard dropkick from Phil. End came on the
7:45 mark when Dave whipped Phil into the ropes, Tony hit him with the flagpole
and Dave hit a great looking tombstone piledriver for the pin to a chorus of
jeers. I tell you, on this run, the McMillans have started to develop into
really good heels.
2) GARY STEELE v TITAN: This was another solid match, with Gary rocking the big
guy to make the crowd wonder if tonight was the night Titan would finally be
beaten. End came on 4:07 when, after knocking Titan out the ring, Gary missed a
clothesline and hit his arm on the ringpost, which Titan squashed (his arm, not
the ringpost, though I’m sure he could squash the ringpost if he wanted to) and
won by submission with a simple armbar. Justin and I tried to get him to release
the hold, which he finally did, and then he shoved me to the ground. Worryingly,
the crowd cheered this action. Why does everyone cheer when I get attacked?? :0)
3) GUY THUNDER v JASON THE TERRIBLE (w/ Alexandra Masters): Guy is a local boy,
so he gets a push on the Tonbridge shows. Jason is Mavis’s alter ego, in case
you don’t know by now, and good God, does he play the role well. Does sit ups
like Undertaker, did some great looking over the top spinkicks (where they both
go over), the Cactus clothesline and the Cactus elbowdrop off the ring apron.
Guy was very vocal and worked the crowd well. A longish but never dull match,
with a bit of outside interference, end came when JTT got a handful of powder
from Ms. Masters, but got it kicked in his face by Guy for the pinfall on
12:27.
4) TONY McMILLAN (w/ Dave McMillan) v JCB: JCB is from Tonbridge, and again gets
a push as he gets the local guy pop too. This was full of heel tactics from the
McMillans and was basically a toe to toe brawl with JCB trying to fight off two
opponents at once. End came on 8:08 when, with Dave and Tony discussing their
next heelish plot on the ring apron, JCB ran up and caught Dave in a reverse
rolling cradle for the pin.
5) GUY THUNDER v TITAN: Guy did well, punching and kicking Titan, trying to wear
him down. However, Titan ducked a punch, put his hand around Guy’s throat and
chokeslammed him to the mat for the pin in an amazing 51 seconds!
6) DAVE McMILLAN (w/ Tony McMillan) v JCB: Again, a two on one brawl, but I was
otherwise engaged for the majority of this match (huh huh huh huh huh), but the
end saw Tony come in the ring for Dave and catch JCB in a small package for the
pin. But your ever watchful ring announcer spotted this and after debating with
the referee and asking the crowd, the decision was reversed. Two unhappy
campers, those McMillans, but two promising heels.
7)Mixed match: THE ULTIMATE BITCH v ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE: This saw the crowd have a
go at Adam for taking on a woman and hitting her etc. After Adam worked over her
with throws and suplexes etc., UB made a comeback and scored the pin on 3:56
with a nice looking standing moonsault (ie not off ropes).
8) Ladder match: ANDRE ‘SLEDGEHAMMER’ BAKER v ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS:
Before the card began, when the ring was being set up, Andre asked me to get a
ladder from the Angel Centre. The only one they had was a bloody great big solid
steel 8 foot high one (the same size as the WWF one). So they couldn’t do much
with using the ladder as a weapon on the outside for fear of injuring a
spectator (or Doing a Dixon, as it’s known). Match began with normal non-ladder
assisted wrestling, including Doug’s Asai moonsault in and out of the ring, and
Andre’s spinning tope and twisting Asai cross body block to the floor. Then the
ladder came into play. Andre got it, Doug tried to get it, but instead got a
ladder shot to the guts. Then Andre hit him in the head with the side of the
ladder and propped it up, steps facing the ring, against the apron, grabbed
Doug’s head and Doug’s head caught the crossbeam of the metal ladder,
opening up a legit, non-bladed cut on his head. Having looked at it after the
match, it was a small cut, about half an inch long just above the hairlkine, but
was it ever deep! Blood poured down Doug’s head and face, and he was forever
flicking blood out of his eyes. End came on 9:50 when Andre placed the ladder
over what was left of Doug’s head, and climbed up to grab the key to the locker
with the belt in. Long story, but he did bring out the belt at the beginning.
Doug staggered off, looking for a washbasin.
9) TITAN v JCB: A short final, saw Justin give JCB slow countsm, and Titan an
incrediblt fast one off a powerslam for the win in 2:32. Afterwards, JCB tore
off Justin’s shirt. We’re turning him heel across the county. :0)
Doug needed a temporary butterfly stitch from the first aid guys at the centre,
amidst questions of “But isn’t it all fake?” and was given a very stylish
looking bright blue plaster across his forehead. We didn’t stop off anywhere on
the way back for some reason… :0) Next show 1/2/96 in Sittingbourne.



Report) Hammerlock Wrestling. Sittingbourne, England. 1/2/96
HAMMERLOCK WRESTLING at the Swallows Centre in Sittingbourne, England, on
Thursday 1st February 1996. Attendance approx. 150.
On the way to the show, Doug bites his tongue. Alas, the only blood all night…
Well, when you’re in a small hall and it’s freezing cold outside and there’s
still snow on the ground, you can’t expect a big crowd, so we weren’t
disappointed with the attendance figures. It’s the last show in our run of KotR
tournaments and ladder matches tonight.
KotR Round 1:
1)PHIL POWERS v TONY McMILLAN: This was scheduled to be Phil v Dave McMillan,
but Dave couldn’t make it for personal reasons. Tyrone Archer came down with
Phil. Tony lost a bit of heat without Dave by his side. A good opener, they
didn’t unveil any high spots till a bit later in the match. Phil, our own
Shinjiro Otani, did a springboard axhandle to the floor, springboard dropkick
and springboard splash. Tony just plain kicked ass. End came on 14:09 when the
ref DQ’ed Tony as you’re not allowed to climb into the ring and hit someone over
the head with a bloody great big flagpole (with Union Jack attached).
2)JUSTIN RICHARDS v THE WILDCAT: This was built up by me on the mic as a great
scientific match, as both came in as faces, to build up Justin’s countywide heel
turn. Great match, if a little brief, full of great suplexes from both guys,
including a Northern Lights suplex from Justin. End came on 6:04 when Justin hit
a brilliant looking Tiger Driiiiivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!! (or Tiger Driver to
the non-Japanese).
3)TYRONE ARCHER (w/Alexandra Masters)v SUGAR RAY: This was a battle between two
kickboxers. Ray was major league face as he comes from Sittingbourne, and it’s
his place that we’re using for the hardcore show on March 9th. This was an
interesting crossover match, with lots of kickboxing moves and some wrestling
thrown in there too. Tyrone was now proper heel. Ray got the pin on 6:45 with a
nice double underhook suplex.
4)TITAN v GUY THUNDER: Guy was determined to last longer than 51 seconds like
last week (our quickest ever match), and flew into the big guy with punches and
kicks and managed to knock him down to one knee, before, you’ve guessed it,
walking into another big fuck-off chokeslam on the 1:35 mark for the pin.
KotR Semi Final #1:
5) JUSTIN RICHARDS v SUGAR RAY: Justin, now not too popular with the fans by any
stretch of the imagination, as he’s settling into the heel role which he really
enjoys portraying. Don’t remember much about this match, although the incidents
of match #7 should be an adequate excuse. Ray won on 8:39 with a sunset flip.
6)Mixed gender match: JOHNNY STORM v THE ULTIMATE BITCH: Johnny Storm, whom many
UK fans will recognise by face, played the cocky comedy heel very well.
Naturally, he got his arse kicked by a woman as the way to put him over as the
comedy heel (Disco Inferno’s got nothing on Johnny! :0)) His nickname is The
Wonderkid, so he got on the mic and told the crowd he wanted none of these
WonderWoman chants, so of course, the crowd was all chanting Wonder Woman. Good
fast match, with UB doing a Frankensteiner (Frankenbitch??) and Johnny B. Badd
style tilt a whirl flying headscissors (if you’re reading this JBB, it’s not
copyrighted, is it? :0)) Johnny managed to land his moonsault and missed a
splash. Hell, he gets higher than Marty Jannetty on a Saturday night… Finish
came when he argued with the ref and was cradle for his troubles on 6:08.
KotR Semi Final #2:
7) TITAN v PHIL POWERS: During the interval, I noticed that the ladder was
missing from where we had put it, so I spent the majority of the time between te
interval and this match wandering around trying to find it, whilst looking out
for Jeremy Beadle. I mean, you can’t exactly sneak off with an 8 foot ladder
under your coat, can you? Eventually, I found out where it was; can you believe
this? The bar staff wondered what a ladder was there for, despite the fact that
we had posters up with LADDER MATCH! plastered all over them, and had taken it
round the back out of harm’s way. Get back for the last few moments of the
match. Titan gets the pin in 1:59. Then he did another powerbomb. Then he went
to do another one, so me and Adam the ref get in. “Come on Titan, the match is
over! You’ve won!” etc. He releases Phil. At last. But he’s not finished. He
hoves Adam out of the way, but I am now trapped between the corner post and a
6’8″ 335 lbs wrestler. He shoves me into the corner, not saying a word (and
no-one told me about this, as usual) pushes back my head. “A forearm to the
chest” I’m thinking. “OK. I’ll just fall down to the ground and sell it as if
I’m winded for a bit” But Mr. Titan has other plans. As I cry out on the mic
“No, Mr. Titan, no, please!” he doesn’t punch me. Instead he picks me up by the
neck holds me above his head and hurls me across the ring. I land on my back,
then flip over onto my stomach, and fall out of the ring, landing on the floor
with a thud. Unfortunately, some of the crowd were cheering this action. The
bastards. I sold it for a few minutes, but I got a real buzz out of it for some
obscure reason. Must do it again sometime. :0) BTW, tell my back and neck that’s
it all fake. My neck, where I injured it in that car crash, hurts like hell
today, as does my lower back, but it was worth it.
8) Tag team ladder match: ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER & MR. VAIN v DOUG WILLIAMS
& GARY STEELE: As the crowd was small and quiet, Andre decided to work heel and
we had a tag team ladder match for the first time. So Doug and Gary come out.
They cheer Gary, boo Doug and wonder what the hell is going on. Doug gets the
mic and apologises for his actions in the past etc. Half the crowd forgive him.
Then Andre comes out to a mixed reception, as he’s with Vainy. He gets on the
mic and mouths off that he can’t be bothered to shake hands with all the losers
at Sittingbourne, or words to that effect. It starts off as a normal tag match,
with some good wrestling. Andre and Doug do all the usual spots: the press slam
over the top and spinning tope, Asai crossbody block, Doug does the handspring
elbow, Arabian moonsault, Asai moonsault to the floor. Gary does very well, he’s
always improving, Vain’s the comedy heel.
Now, unfortunately, the ladder at this place was an 8 foot high rickety wooden
thing, so they were a bit limited. It was mainly climbing, pulling off and a
couple of shots into it. Not that wood makes that really good clang. Good bit of
action came when Andre went for the ladder, Doug went for Andre, Vainy went for
Doug, and Gary came steaming in after Vainy and sent him flying with a
clothesline to the back of the head! The last 5 minutes was just an ECW type
four man brawl in and out of the ring. End came on the 16:07 mark when Andre
climbed the ladder as Vainy held Doug back and Gary was laid out on the floor.
Ref called for the bell, but in another angle with that ring announcer, I
refused to hand over the plane tickets, pending an enquiry etc…
KotR Final:
9) TITAN (w/ Justin Richards)v SUGAR RAY: We had a slight delay as there was a
problem with the music, so I excused myself and wandered up to the dressing room
area, deliberately keeping my mic on, as my flash of brilliance moment arrived.
“Titan’s done what? Oh my God! Look, just get that maniac down here, he’s got a
match to wrestle” And I wandered back, explaining to the crowd that he’d trashed
his locker room, a la Vader.

(07.03.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Folkestone, England, UK
◦Doug Williams, Dustman Dave, Jonny Storm & Justin Richards defeat Jackie Pallo Jr., Robbie Thomas, Titan & Tyrone Archer
◦Gary Steele, Gil Kennaird, Guy Thunder & Phil Powers defeat JCB, Marvelous Marcus & Seek And Destroy (Dave McMillan & Tony McMillan)
◦Discipline Of Darkness defeats Alex Shane
◦Doug Williams defeats Phil Powers



(09.03.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sittingbourne, England, UK
◦Guy Thunder vs. Mr. Vain – No Contest
◦Alex Shane defeats Justin Richards
◦Seek And Destroy (Dave McMillan & Tony McMillan) defeat Gary Steele & Tony Goodfella
◦Sugar Ray defeats Richard Quinton
◦Phil Powers defeats Tyrone Archer
◦Titan defeats Warlock
◦Andre Baker defeats Doug Williams



DAY ONE: ANGEL CENTRE, TONBRIDGE, 28/3 (200 sellout)
Tonbridge is a small place, holding about 200 people. It was just a tune-up date for the big match ahead the next day, and to give Adam Bomb (hereby referred to as Bryan when not in the ring, and “in character”). Still, we filled the hall as expected…
1) “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS (Justin Richardson) v THE WILDCAT (Paul Russell): Justin turned heel as a ref last time, and I announced over the mic that he was sorry for his past actions, and that he’d be wrestling within the rules etc. So, the crowd was divided and for an opener, the heat was great, as the crowd cheered for their favourite. It was amateur style (as both have an amateur background, Justin being a legit former UK national amateur champion).
It was a traditional format of 6×3 minute rounds, 2/3 falls. Just to warm the crowd up into it. Justin got the first fall with an impressive looking Tiger Driver (Pearl River Plunge, as Ahmed Johnson calls it), Wildcat got the second with a real good German suplex and Justin, who gradually turned more and more
heelish as the match progressed, got the winner when he was thrown into the buckles, dodged a charge from Wildcat, and cradled him with his feet propped up against the ropes. The crowd were even more incensed when I asked him about what he had said before, and he just laughed (he does a real good heel laugh) and said he lied before walking off).

2) GARY STEELE (Gary Harvey) v TITAN (Joe Rivas): This was a rematch from last time, when it was an injury finish. I reckon this was Gary’s best match ever, and was Joe’s best at the time, tho’ he surpassed himself the next night working against Adam Bomb. Gary worked over Titan and really showed fire and aggression,
Titan came back, but he couldn’t put Gary away. In frustration, he hit a low blow on Gary, right in front of the ref, who called a DQ on the 4:47 mark.

3) ADAM BOMB (Bryan Clark) & JCB (Darren ?) v SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY (Tony & Dave McMillan): The McMillans have made a change to their look. Whilst Tony is still sporting a skinhead look, Dave isn’t, and they also sprayed their hair green, yellow and blue. They had new music, God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols. This was mainly to get Bomb over for the next night. The crowd couldn’t beleive it was really him initially, because British promoters in the past have fucked the fans about so much. JCB got a hardway cut above his eye when Dave
accidentally caught his face with his elbow when throwing a punch. JCB was bleeding very
heavily, and so they had to cut to the finish quick, which came when Bomb pinned Dave with a side suplex.

4) GUY THUNDER (Guy ) v SUGAR RAY
(Ray Askew): Guy is a local boy, like JCB. Ray is a superb mouthy heel. He slagged off the town, the hall, the people and even me! They hated him after that. Not a bad match at all, which ended on 10:06 after Guy hit a powerbomb.

5) “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS (Doug Durdle) v PHIL POWERS (Philip Poll): This was a highly anticipated main event, as both guys are real good wrestlers who have established themselves with the fans over the last few months. It was good back and forth action, Phil hitting several springboard spots, and Doug doing
his fair share of the flying. For a match that I enjoyed, i can’t remember much about it! :0) The crowd weren’t reacting as they should all the time, as many of them like Doug as he’s a good wrestler. Doug did a cannonball bodyblock onto Phil for a near fall, and a Rocco Rock style Asai moonsault bodyblock in the
ring for the pin in 10:33.
Overall, not a brilliant show but by no means a bad one. For Tonbridge, the crowd were great. Really popped like crazy for Adam Bomb. After the show, we took Bryan for his first British kebab (chicken of course, he has to eat healthily!).
RESULTS SUMMARY: Richards p Wildcat (best of three falls), Titan p Steele, Bomb/JCB b Seek ‘n’ Destroy, Thunder p Sugar Ray, Williams p Powers.


DAY TWO: MAIDSTONE LEISURE CENTRE, MAIDSTONE, 29/3 (350)
Fin Martin, editor of Power Slam, a really good British newsstand mag, which tells news as it is not as Apter does, was at this one, so readers of that can see a report of some kind in next month’s issue, out at the end of April.

1) “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS v THE WILDCAT: This was a different kind of match to the one the night before, as Justin was full blown heel throughout, so from a wrestling standpoint, it was weaker compared to Tonbridge, as time was wasted with verbals, warnings etc. Again it was 6×3 minute rounds, 2/3 falls.
Justin got the first fall in the 4th with a Tiger Driver, Wildcat got the equaliser in the 5th with a long distance top rope splash which looked really good, which led to a final round with loads of crowd heat. Wildcat debuted a tope, which looked good. He’s really started to get his aerial arsenal looking good recently. After numerous near falls, and me teasing a time limit draw, Justin cradled him for the clean pinfall, just to shock the crowd a bit in 2:49 of the final round. Not bad. Got the crowd warmed up.

2) ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS (Robert Durr) v “THE WONDERKID” JOHNNY STORM
(Jonathan Whitcombe): This also had the crowd really ready for Adam Bomb. These two are best friends and so work together a lot. You could see it was very choreographed if you were looking for it, but they’re both rookies.
Storm’s gimmick is that he’s a weedy thin guy (but he can fly so well), who physically resembles Rey Misterio Jr, and is called Wonder Woman by the fans rather than Wonderkid. This had a lot of good spots. Thomas is larger and tried to power him with moves like a tilt a whirl backbreaker, powerslam, facedrop etc, whilst
Storm retaliated with a really high elevation frog splash, hurancanrana, moonsault, plancha etc. End came when Thomas ran Storm into the ropes from behind, and rolled him up at 15:49.

3) ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER & ADAM BOMB v “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS & TITAN: I hyped this as Hammerlock’s biggest match in history, and in reality, it was. Titan had risen to top level, rather than beating the mid-level guys, and the crowd were *really really* pumped up for this one. As were the wrestlers,
the ref and the ring announcer. :0) This was an excellent match with superb psychology. I really enjoyed watching it. Started off with Andre and Doug wrestling, and then flying a bit, Andre doing his patented spinning plancha, Doug doing a handspring elbow (I know he’s working on doing Britain’s first space flying Tiger drop, but be patient….)Then they both tagged out, and the two big guys stared down. Titan is a couple of inches shorter, but is about 20 lbs heavier. They bodychecked one another off the ropes. No-one budged.
“Come
on! What have you got, huh?” shouted Titan. Another two bodychecks.
Nothing.
Then Bomb hit a flying shoulderblock, which knocked Titan off his feet.
He slid
out of the ring. The crowd, who had been quiet during the staredown etc.
in
anticipation, concentration, call it what you want, exploded! Titan took
his
frustrations out by walking past me and shoving my head into my table,
which
knocked off my glasses (again) as I fell to the floor. Anyway, after a
bit more
wrestling from Andre and Doug, and a brief inconclusive showdown between
Andre
and Titan, the match spilled out to the floor. Bomb and Titan took it to
the far
end of the arena, smacking each other into the walls, whilst Andre
grabbed my
table, put Doug on it (on the floor at ringside), went to the top rope,
and
executed a Rocco Rock style driveby (somersault senton?) and…..managed
to put
Doug through the table for the first time in the UK (after 2 failed
attempts,
Sabu in Walthamstow and Andre in Sittingbourne) to a good crowd pop. More
brawling ensued, until the end, which me and the ref, a mate of mine
called Mike
White, genuinely didn’t see (so weren’t we doing our jobs well?). Doug
grabbed
my bell, and went to hit Andre with it. He swung and missed and got
schoolboyed
by Andre. I saw Andre cradling Doug, and signalled to Mike, who DQ’ed
Andre
after 17:47, as he thought Andre had used the bell on Doug. Andre and
Bomb were
fuming mad, and demanded – and got – a rematch the next night with 2
stips: no
DQ or countout and Mike White could not referee. The crowd were incensed
with
the ref too, and there was even a bit of trouble in the bleachers, as one
guy
tried to attack the
security guy to get to the heels and the ref! Great match, even better
psychology.
4) ALEX SHANE (Alex Spilling) v TYRONE ARCHER: This was put across as a
match
between two friends who were reluctant to fight each other.
Unfortunately, we
had to cut ten minutes off the match as we were running over time (blame
Bryan
for having too many fans and running the interval for so damn long!).
What they
did do was solid, though, with Alex (or Mavis) doing a tope through the
ropes
which for a guy who’s 6’5″ is impressive, and a Sabu style spinning wheel
kick
with Archer sitting on the turnbuckle, sending them both over the top. He
ended
it by pinning Archer in 6:11 with a cradle I’ve seen the 123 Kid and Dean
Malenko use. It involves twisting your foot around the guy’s arm and
rolling him
over, so he ends up with his shoulders dwon as if they’ve done a
crucifix. If
anyone out there (Jeff, Wade?) knows the name, please let me know.
5) GARY STEELE & PHIL POWERS v SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY: This was a fast moving
tag
match with good psychology again. I can’t remember much about it tho’ as
there’s
been so much going on this weekend. Sorry! It ended on 11:51 when Gary
had Tony
McMillan pinned, and Dave came in behind the ref’s back, kicked Gary in
the head
and put Tony on top for the pin. Gary challenged Dave to a singles match
the
next night.
A really good show. The crowd were amazing, the Bomb match was excellent.
He was
raving about it back in the dressing room before he remembered he was a
seasoned
pro and calmed down. He, like me, Doug, Mavis, and so many others, is a
mark at
heart with a real love for the business. Oh yeah, I’m not International
Publicity Officer anymore, I’m The Stooge according to Bryan. :0)
Tonight,
post-match, he confuses the people at the Chinese takeaway in Maidstone
and gets
recognised by some marks who ask really stupid questions as me, Doug and
Mavis
try not to crack up laughing at them. We then all sit on a wall eating
Chinese
takeaway in the freezing cold at midnight. For some reason, the pissheads
decide
*not* to verbally abuse us. Can’t think why.
RESULTS SUMMARY: Richards b Wildcat (best of three falls), Thomas p
Storm,
Williams/Titan b Bomb/Baker – DQ, Shane p Archer, Seek ‘n’ Destroy b
Steele/Powers.


DAY THREE: STOUR CENTRE, ASHFORD (KENT), 30/3 (400)
We had a lot of guys who went to the hardcore show and/or follow
Hammerlock on
the Internet through these reports coming to this show and the fan
convention
the next day, and they came equipped with a variety of foreign objects.
1) ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS v TYRONE ARCHER: Again, 6×3 minute rounds,
2/3
falls. This was a soild opener, nothing too spectacular, but nothing
boring. It
did what an opener should do: got the crowd warmed up by getting a
reaction as
Thomas turned slightly heel in frustration, and had some good moves.
Didn’t see
much of it, as we were trying to sort out a problem with the sound
system, which
meant that I had to talk for about five minutes whilst everyone was
running
around backstage like headless chickens. I never knew I could talk such
bullshit
for so long. I should become a poltician. :0) Tyrone won with a suplex on
2:24
of round 5.
2) TONY McMILLAN (w/ Dave McMillan) v THE WILDCAT: This was a good, stiff
match.
Very hard hitting and realistic. Some brawling, but more wrestling than
their
previous encounters. Wildcat hit the plancha and top rope splash again.
He’s
really improving. Tony got a bad bloody nose. End saw Tony put Wildcat in
a
Boston Crab whilst Dave pushed him back behind the ref’s back for the
submission
win in 13:11.
3) ADAM BOMB & ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER v “THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS
&
TITAN: In the dressing room, Joe (Titan) had a new outfit on, a red top
with
black bottoms. “Ah, Vader colours” I said. “No, Titan colours” he
replied. :0)
The problem here was how to improve on last night’s match. Well, they had
a damn
good try. It started with Mike White in the ring, and Bomb and Baker
insisting
on him going, whilst the heels were protecting him from Bomb coming
forward at
him. Mike, who’s originally from Hull and has a strong Northern accent,
started
slagging off the south, saying they were all stupid, even Bomb who’s from
the
south of the USA. “If Kent is the garden of England,” he said “then right
now
I’m standing in the cabbage patch.” I asked him to leave, but he refused,
so
Bomb took matters into his own hands, by powerbombing Mike. End of Mike’s
evening. So our other referee, Adam Mansfield, came down. This was
different
from Maidstone. There was more reckless brawling, and less psychology,
but the
crowd wanted to see the brawling, although there was a story of Bomb
trying
unsuccessfully to slam Titan. Andre and Doug went at it outside, using
weapons
from the fans, which were a baking tray, which they literally bent in
half, a
mop (brought by mop fanatic Phil Jones) and a frying pan. Doug got it,
swung at
Andre, who ducked – the handle of the pan flew off. Andre then used it on
Doug,
opening up a deep cut on the top of Doug’s head. If his hair wasn’t red
before
(he’s got Vader coloured hair) it was now. :0) Titan and Bomb took it
right up
to the very top row of the bleachers, and down to the opposite end of the
hall,
smacking each other into doors, walls etc. Bomb, who earlier was saying
he
wasn’t keen on the ECW style of violence, had obviously changed his mind,
as he
was pounding on Titan with a frying pan and baking tray which he grabbed
off a
fan (rather than being offered it). He laughed about it afterwards. He
was
really getting carried away. The crowd were loving it. They also used my
bottle
of mineral water I always have. The noise was amazing. The end saw Bomb
finally
manage to slam Titan, then manage to avoid Doug’s elbowdrop off the top
when he
tried to break up the pin after a big Bomb shoulderblock, and then cover
Titan
again for the 3 count on the 16:01 mark, and Titan’s first pinfall loss.
Then
Bomb gave Doug a powerbomb too. Titan challenged him to come back and
face him
one on one.
4) DAVE McMILLAN (w/ Tony McMillan) v GARY STEELE: This was a short
match, which
saw Gary dominate Dave. He caught Dave’s crossbody block attempt, but
Tony
McMillan grabbed his legs and held them down for pin. Gary then laid down
a
challenge to the McMillans. Sick of their constant interference, he
wanted a
rematch with Dave on the next show on 1st June, with one condition: Tony
McMillan would be banned from ringside. Dave eventually accepted, but
with one
condition: if he beat Gary, Gary would have to fight Tony McMillan
straight
afterwards. Gary accepted, and our first “Tough Guy” match (I always
introduce
Gary as “Hammerlock’s own tough guy”, but one day I’m really going to
piss him
off and call him “The Hammerlock Heart Throb”, which we call him when
we’re
taking the mickey out of him). I get the feeling that Gary’s getting a
bit of a
push here.
5) PHIL POWERS & ALEX SHANE (w/ The Ultimate Bitch) v “THE EXTREMIST”
JUSTIN
RICHARDS & “THE WONDERKID” JOHNNY STORM: This was heated because Ashford
was
where Justin first turned heel on Mavis back in November. I didn’t see
much of
it, as I was sorting out some other stuff, but I’m told it was good with
some
good moves and back and forth action. End saw the ref trying to stop
Storm and
The Ultimate Bitch coming to blows, and Phil attacked Mavis, and helped
Justin
get the pin. Phil then got on the mic and did the whiny spoiled kid bit
about
being ignored and only getting mid-level opposition etc, and the crows
hated
him. We set up a mixed match between Mavis & Ultimate Bitch and Powers &
Richards for next time.
Another great all-round card. We have a reputation now of putting on
solid top
to bottom cards. I was told by the hardcores I know that there wasn’t a
single
bad match. In fact, one guy at the show who watched Wrestlemania with me,
much
preferred our show to Wrestlemania! After the show, we went to a
nightclub in
Ashford. It was really funny: I knew one of the bouncers because he used
to
wrestle for us. I went up to him, said hello etc. Real pleasant surprise.
Then
Bryan comes in behind me. The other bouncers step aside and call me “sir”
wondering who the hell I am. Hilarious. Bryan kept buying Mike drinks to
try and
help the pain in his back from the powerbomb (he landed in a V shape on
the
lower back rather than flat down), but then again, he kept buying all of
us
drinks. It was funny, just watching everyone look up at him, mouth the
word
“Fuck!” and get out of our way. We left the club after many beers,
couldn’t open
the door to the hotel (Bryan was seriously going to give someone a leg-up
to
open the window of his room on the first floor!) So we can all say we got
pissed
with Adam Bomb. “Marks!” you all cry. I hear ya.
RESULTS SUMMARY: Archer p Thomas (best of three falls), Tony McMillan p
Wildcat,
Bomb/Baker b Williams/Titan, Dave McMillan p Steele, Richards/Storm p
Shane/Powers.



Thurs 23rd May, Leas Cliff Hall, FOLKESTONE
—-
THE ULTIMATE BITCH takes on MISS AMANDA DALLAS in an eliminator for the
now vacant Hammerlock Ladies’ Championship following Delectable Donna’s
retirement for family reasons.
TITAN does battle, handicap style, with the McMillan brothers, SEEK ‘N’
DESTROY.
Hammerlock Wrestling’s first ever SUPERFIGHT, a winner stays on
tournament where entry numbers are drawn beforehand, Rumble style. Winner
of match #1 takes on wrestler #3 and so on, until all ten wrestlers have
fought. Competitors are PHIL POWERS, Folkestone’s own teenage
sensation JOHN STOKES, ALEX SHANE, GARY STEELE, TYRONE ARCHER, DAVID
VAIN, ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS, THE DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS (who will
be accompanied to the ring by the original genuine gypsy DARKNESS),
J.C.B. and ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE.
A total of eleven matches are scheduled for one crazy night at the Leas
Cliff Hall!!!
NWA UK Hammerlock House Show
23 May 1996
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, England
2 Vs.1 Handicap Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards & Tony McMillan Vs. Titan (w/ Phil Powers) ended in No Contest
Miss Amanda Dallas defeated Kylee ‘The Ultimate Bitch’ by Disqualification after 3 Public Warnings for closed fist strikes
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) defeated Adam C Exclusive by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) defeated David Vain by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
John Stokes defeated The Disciple Of Darkness (w/ Justin Richards) by Disqualification after The Disciple Of Darkness used the ring bell as a weapon
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated John Stokes by Referee Stoppage after John Stokes could not continue due to a shoulder injury suffered in the previous match
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated Cruisin’ Carlo S by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
Alex Shane defeated JCB by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Alex Shane by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Gary Steele by Pinfall
Superfight (Gauntlet) Match:
‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams defeated Phil Powers



Dean ‘The King’ Ayass
24/05/1996
Tonight we debut a new kind of card: a 10 man winner stays on tournament
called the Superfight. First of all, we have two non-Superfight matches:
1) Handicap match: TITAN (w/ Phil Powers) v TONY McMILLAN & ‘THE
EXTREMIST’ JUSTIN RICHARDS: Justin was subbing for Dave McMillan, who
couldn’t make it. This was an OK opener, with the story being Titan
getting pounded on by both men through illegal double teaming. He had
Phil Powers in his corner to try and stop this, but didn’t do too well.
The end came after 11 minutes when Titan was talking to Phil, got double
teamed, lost his rag, beat the crap out of Phil, thus turning back to a
heel in Folkestone (Titan as a face didn’t work) as his opponents decided
to scarper in their best interests. Result declared as a no contest, as
Titan shoved referee Mike White, and said that playing by the rules
doesn’t work.
2) Ladies’ Title eliminator: KYLEE, THE ULTIMATE BITCH v MISS AMANDA
DALLAS: This was a short but enjoyable match, probably the best ladies’
match we’ve had. Lots of high flying, top rope axhandles, cross body
blocks etc. End came when Mike White DQ’ed Kylee for a third public
warning after about 5 minutes for using a closed fist repeatedly. Kylee
demanded a rematch.
3) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS (w/ Justin Richards) v ADAM C.
EXCLUSIVE: This was a basic squash. The DoD did his tricks with using a
piece of rope to choke ACE out, and hide it or throw it to Justin when
the ref checked him. Crowd were hot at him. He got the pin in about 8
minutes following a powerslam.
4) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS v DAVID VAIN: Again a squash, not so
much use of the rope, but again a powerslam saw the end of David in about
3 minutes.
5) Superfight: DISCIPLE OF DARKNESS v JOHN STOKES: John was making his
second appearance. He lives in Folkestone, so got a big pop as the
hometown hero, and he did really well. He got the rope off DoD and used
it on him for a pop. He hurt his shoulder in the story but won by DQ when
the Disciple grabbed my ring bell and hit Stokes with it.
6) Superfight: JOHN STOKES v ALEX SHANE: Alex offered John the chance to
forfeit the match because of his injury, which John declined. This was a
great fast moving brief scientific match, in which these two youngsters
did themselves proud. End came when John reinjured his shoulder and the
ref stopped it. John got a great ovation, and Alex asked for a rematch
when John was 100%, which he accepted. I think these two would make a
great young lions tag team.
7) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v CRUISING CARLO S: CCS was billed as a
Northern wrestler (which is true: he’s from Birmingham) who got on the
mic after sneak attacking Alex, and was great at it. He cracked me up
with the line “Take this man here for example,” pointing at a man in the
front row “And I’m sure Dean would if given the chance”, which I had to
look offended at whilst trying not to burst out laughing as the bloke
screamed “You calling me a poof?”. Classic. Anyway, the match was a 3
minute squash and the “brash Northern newcomer”, as I labelled him, got
his comeuppance, falling victim to Alex’s new finisher, the DDT.
8) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v JCB: This was a brief match too, which saw
Alex hit a flying, 180 degree spinround Jimmy Del Rey style DDT, which
looked good, for the pin.
9) Superfight: ALEX SHANE v ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS: This was the
best match of the night, with a fantastic opening sequence. One part
which sticks in my mind was where Doug went for a handspring elbow, Alex
moved,Doug sat on the top rope waiting for Alex to turn around, but was
then caught by Alex’s patented spinning wheel kick which sends both of
them over the top. Great. Doug also hit his best ever tope, flying
through the ropes and pretty much headbutting Alex, exactly what a tope
should be. Finish saw Alex hit the DDT, but Doug get his foot on the
ropes, Alex thought he’d won, he argued with the ref, only to get caught
from behind with a good looking German suplex for the pin.
10) Superfight: DOUG WILLIAMS v GARY STEELE: Unfortunately, I didn’t get
to see much of this, but I could hear that the crowd of about 250 people
were getting into it. Even from what I saw, Doug finished Gary with a
clean pin following an in-ring Asai moonsault.
11) Superfight: DOUG WILLIAMS v PHIL POWERS: Phil wasn’t on his best form
owing to a back injury, so Doug had to carry this one. Went about seven
minutes, with Doug getting the pin with a folding cradle in the corner
with his feet on the ropes, which earned him a hearty boo from the fans,
some of whom do cheer him for his good wrestling. Question for those of
you who watch Hammerlock live or on tape: in your opinion, would Doug
Williams,the babyface, work? E-mail me please.
Anyway, that’s that. Tomorrow, the 24th, we’re in Maidstone with a 30 man
Rumble. We return to Folkestone on Wednesday August 14th.
DEAN ‘The King’ AYASS



[HAMMERLOCK WRESTLING] Report: Maidstone, 24/5/96
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Dean ‘The King’ Ayass
28/05/1996
I’m afraid I can only give a brief rundown:
1) TONY McMILLAN pinned DAVID VAIN with his feet on the ropes. Good
opener, got the crowd into it.
2) JACKIE PALLO JR. pinned TYRONE ARCHER. Good verbals with the crowd
from Pallo – hey, you know the score by now.
3) Mixed 6 person tag: ALEX SHANE, KYLEE THE ULTIMATE BITCH & MISS
AMANDA DALLAS defeated ‘THE EXTREMIST’ JUSTIN RICHARDS, ADAM C. EXCLUSIVE
& JOHNNY STORM. This match got a lot of heat. Some slick double and
triple team spots from both teams. We should do more six mans/persons
in the future, IMO.
4) ‘THE ANARCHIST’ DOUG WILLIAMS & TITAN beat JCB & GUY THUNDER. Total
chaos. The heels jumped the faces from the bell. Titan and JCB fought all
over the building while Williams and Thunder fought in the ring. Williams
pinned GT with a moonsault. Afterwards, Titan pinned me against the
corner and threatened another chokeslam while Williams told the crowd
that him and Titan could beat Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart just like they did
to Adam Bomb in Maidstone.
5) PHIL POWERS won a 30 man Rumble.



Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
31 May 1996
Parochial Hall, Gillingham, England
Attendance: 100
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
David Vain defeated Jason The Terrible by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
John Stokes defeated Tony McMillan by Disqualification
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
Titan defeated Guy Thunder by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Opening Round) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Tyron Archer by Pinfall
Miss Amanda Dallas defeated Tanzie Cook by Pinfall
King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
David Vain defeated John Stokes by Forfeit*
John Stokes suffered a shoulder injury in the Opening Round
King Of The Ring Tournament (Semi Final) Match:
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards defeated Titan by Forfeit*
Justin Richards paid Titan to forfeit.
Ladder Match:
‘Andre ‘Sledgehammer’ Baker defeated ‘The Anarchist’ Doug Williams
King Of The Ring Tournament (Final) Match:
Justin Richards defeated David Vain by Pinfall



Hammerlock Wrestling: House Show
1 June 1996
Stour Centre, Ashford, England
Attendance: 270
Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated JCB (Subsititute for Dave McMillan) by Pinfall
Tough Man Contest Match:
Gary Steele defeated Tony McMillan by Pinfall
The Wildcat defeated Jackie Pallo Jr by Disqualification*
Jackie Pallo Jr refused to break a chokehold and received 3 public warnings
‘The Extremist’ Justin Richards & ‘The Wonderkid’ Jonny Storm (Substitute for Phil Powers) defeated ‘The Kamikaze Kid’ Alex Shane & Kylee The Ultimate Bitch by Pinfall (Justin Richards over Alex Shane)
Titan defeated Shiro Nagumni by Pinfall (0:32)
30-Man Rumble Match:
Winner(s): Alex Shane & Gary Steele*
*As the last remaining competitors, Alex Shane & Gary Steele decided to share the victory.



(29.07.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sittingbourne, Kent, England, UK
◦Two On One Handicap: Ian Johnson defeats Adam Exclusive & Mr. Vain
◦Andre Baker defeats Justin Richards
◦Falls Count Anywhere: Gary Steele defeats Tony McMillan
◦Tyrone Archer vs. Wildcat Brookside – Draw
◦Jonny Storm defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Titan defeats Shiro Nagumi
◦Alex Shane & Andre Baker defeat Doug Williams & Justin Richards



(17.08.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Leysdown, England, UK
◦Adam Andrews defeats JCB
◦Doug Williams defeats Titan by DQ
◦Jason The Terrible defeats Ian Johnson
◦Dave McMillan defeats Alex Shane
◦Jonny Storm & Steve Smith defeat John Stokes & Robbie Thomas



(17.08.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Sheerness, England, UK
◦Serial Killer defeats Adam Andrews
◦Robbie Thomas defeats Jonny Storm
◦Hair Vs. Hair: Doc Dean & Robbie Brookside defeat Justin Richards & Tony McMillan
◦Dustman Dave defeats Annihilator
◦Titan defeats Gary Steele
◦Doug Williams defeats John Stokes



Winter Gardens, Margate, England
Day 1: 3/10/96, MARGATE Winter Gardens (att: 350)
—-
Gary Steele pinned The Wildcat in 17:06 following a spinebuster.
Tony McMillan (w/ Dave McMillan) pinned John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) in
8:16 with an inside cradle after interference from Dave McMillan.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker defeated “The
Anarchist” Doug Williams & Titan in 11:24 when Neidhart pinned Williams
with a rollup.
“The Extremist” Justin Richards (w/ Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield) pinned
Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas in 10:20 following a vertical suplex.
Tyrone Archer defeated “Wonderkid” Johnny Storm by a three public
warnings disqualification in 12:34.

(03.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Margate, England, UK
◦Gary Steele defeats Wildcat
◦Tony McMillan defeats John Stokes
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Doug Williams & Titan
◦Justin Richards defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Tyrone Archer defeats Jonny Storm by DQ 
Day 2: 4/10/96, MAIDSTONE Leisure Centre (att: 300)
—-
Gary Steele pinned Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas in 13:22 following a
spinebuster.
Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) pinned John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) in
17:05 after Tony McMillan hit Stokes with their flagpole and placed Dave
McMillan on top of Stokes as referee Mike White was putting Smith back
into his corner at ringside.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker defeated “The
Anarchist” Doug Williams & Titan in 14:05 after Titan accidentally
clotheslined Williams, who was holding Neidhart, and Neidhart covered
Williams for the pin as Baker threw Titan out of the ring. Neidhart &
Baker won the series 2-0.
Williams suffered a dislocated shoulder during the match, and watching
it being popped back in afterwards was one of the most stomach-churning
experiences of my life.
However, after the match, Titan fired Williams from the team and
Williams challenged Titan to a lumberjack match next time in Maidstone,
promising to wrestle within the rulebook. Williams has turned fan
favourite/babyface/whatever you want to call it.
Johnny Storm defeated Tyrone Archer by countout in 10:11.
“Kamikaze Kid” Alex Shane beat “The Extremist” Justin Richards (w/ Adam
“Mr. Muscles” Mansfield) by reverse decision when Richards used an
illegal elbowpad as a weapon in the ring.



Day 3: 5/10/96, ASHFORD Stour Centre (att: 275)

Tyrone Archer pinned The Wildcat in 17:20 following a huracanrana.
John Stokes (w/ Steve Smith) pinned “Wonderkid” Johnny Storm in 11:11
when Stokes rolled up (schoolboyed) Storm who was distracted when Robbie
“The Rocker” Thomas, who appeared at ringside, prevented him from using
a chair.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker and Tony McMillan
& Titan (w/ Dave McMillan and Delectable Donna) went to a double
countout in 10:23. The Anvil was less than pleased and decided to vent
his anger by beel-throwing me out of the ring.
“Kamikaze Kid” Alex Shane pinned Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield (w/ “The
Extremist” Justin Richards, who had a “neck injury”) in 10:14 following
a sunset flip. It became clear that Richards’ neck injury was fake and
so referee Mike White ordered a match between the two next time in
Ashford on 23/11. Richards’ mouth eventually got it stiplulated as a
“Kiss My Foot” match.
“The Anarchist” Doug Williams pinned Dave McMillan (w/ Tony McMillan) in
3:54 when Tony accidentally hit Dave with the flagpole.

(05.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Ashford, England, UK
◦Tyrone Archer defeats Wildcat
◦John Stokes defeats Jonny Storm
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Titan & Tony McMillan
◦Alex Shane defeats Adam Mansfield
◦Doug Williams defeats Dave McMillan
National Wrestling Alliance United Kingdom Hammerlock
(04.10.1996) NWA-UK Hammerlock – Event @ in Maidstone, England, UK
◦Gary Steele defeats Robbie Thomas
◦Dave McMillan defeats John Stokes
◦Andre Baker & Jim Neidhart defeat Doug Williams & Titan
◦Jonny Storm defeats Tyrone Archer
◦Alex Shane defeats Justin Richards 


[RESULTS] Hammerlock Wrestling, Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall, England, 24/10/96
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D.Ayass
28/10/1996
Sorry it’s a bit late, but results as follows before a crowd of approx.
300:
1) Alex Shane defeated Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas by countout after
Shane delivered a Cactus clothesline, sending them both over the top.
Thomas landed on his head and was KO’ed. Shane won what was a very
enjoyable match with plenty of back and forth action.
2) Adam “Mr. Muscles” Mansfield (w/ “The Extremist” Justin Richards)
pinned Tyrone Archer after some kind of interference from Richards. I
didn’t catch the finish as I was too busy putting certain spectators
back in their seats! They were riotous tonight! Again, a good match,
plenty of science and the crowd popped for Archer’s kickboxing kicks
etc.
3) LUMBERJACK MATCH: Titan defeated Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker by TKO.
Titan was in control for the majority of the match, although Baker did
hit an impressive chair-assisted flip plancha out of the ring, and
reversed a powerbomb with a huracanrana. It then turned into a UFC
looking fight, with punches, kicks and guards (as both wrestlers have
extensive shootfighting and/or martial arts backgrounds) which saw Titan
use Takada-style thigh kicks to take out the left leg of Baker. He threw
Baker out of the ring, but the lumberjacks could not get Baker back into
the ring: his leg ahd given way and they threw in the towel. Titan was
declared the winner, and I was forced to tell everyone in the Leas Cliff
Hall that he was the man, after he placed me sitting on the top
turnbuckle, with one hand around my throat for a chokeslam if needs be,
and the other around the microphone.
4) CRYBABY MATCH: The Folkestone Flyers (Steve Smith & John Stokes)
defeated Jackie Pallo Jr. & “Wonderkid” Jonny Storm when Smith pinned
Storm. Good match, lots of heat. The crowd loved their hometown boys and
absolutely hated Storm. Pallo dominated his younger rivals but Storm
ended up doing one high risk move too many and was finished off with a
Stokes superplex followed by a Smith top rope splash. He then brought a
chair in to break up the celebrations, but was then attacked with the
chair by Smith, KO’ed and dressed in a nappy (diaper for you Yanks :0))
and made to suck on the baby bottle.
5) The Folkestone Flyers jointly won a 10 man mini-Rumble after refusing
to risk their team and fight each other.
DEAN ‘THE KING’ AYASS 
Tonbridge, Kent. Angel Centre, 14th November 1996, att: 120
We had a 20 man Rumble as the main event, plus five other matches.
Match 1
“THE ANARCHIST” DOUG WILLIAMS pinned GARY STEELE. Doug was making his return to wrestling after injuring his shoulder in Maidstone on 4/10. It was revealed to be a torn shoulder ligament, Doug did a springboard moonsault on the eight minute mark.
Match 2
THE FOLKESTONE FLYERS defeated SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY when John Stokes reversed Tony McMillan’s small package on Steve Smith while referee Mike White was putting Dave McMillan back on his tag rope. This was a chaotic match, and theMcMillans beat the you-know-what out of the Flyers for beating them. Great match.
Match 3
GUY NORMOUS THE T.V. CLOWN and THE OMEN went to a no-contest when Seek ‘n’ Destroy decided to run in and beat up both men just for the hell of it. The crowd didn’t seem to mind, though. Incidentally, TV clown means that he’s been on the television (Nickleodeon, Noel’s House Party etc.)
Tag
Handicap tag match: ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS defeated “WONDERKID” JONNY STORM & ADAM “MR. MUSCLES” MANSFIELD. Anyone in England who hasn’t seen Mansfield’s gimmick ought to come to a show, pronto. It’s hilarious. He’s really skinny, but he thinks he’s a world class bodybuilder, and constantly poses for the crowd, How he keeps a straight face, I’ll never know.
Mixed
Mixed tag: GUY THUNDER & TANZIE COOK defeated “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS & LYNDSEY LAHANA. Lyndsey was making her first ever appearance and looked very good in the heel role,this turned into a really enjoyable match.
Rumble
“THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS won the 20 man Rumble. The last four were Richards, Seek ‘n’ Destroy and The War Child, a huge guy who’s over 6 foot tall, weighs 21 stone (or 300 lbs) and he is agile. Anyway, Richards and TWC paired up, and S’n’D also paired up. Richards let War Child go at both McMillans by himself, they all tangled up by the ropes, and Richards shoved them all off balance and over the top to win the Rumble.
So we then had a confrontation between the two pairings, who, without much hesitation, agreed to a tag match on our return to Tonbridge, Friday (our new slot there) March 7th, 1997.
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DEAN AYASS,



Basildon, Essex. Pitsea Welcome Centre, 15th November 1996, att: 120
Pitsea is a town just outside Basildon, in Essex, the hometown of the McMillans, This was our first show here, before a sellout crowd of 200. We were pleased to get a sellout on our first show there. The centre is another one of the smaller venue’s, but the crowd were red-hot from the opening bell to the end of the show.
Match 1
2 out of 3 falls: DEAN CHAMPION defeated JOHN STOKES. Dean Champion Dean comes from Grays, just up the road from Basildon, and had a lot of support, . This was Dean’s singles debut (he’d been in a few Rumbles before), and he came through well.
Match 2
“WONDERKID” JONNY STORM pinned ROBBIE “THE ROCKER” THOMAS with his feet on the ropes. Great back and forth action, the highlight of which was Storm successfully executing (after failing last night) the “Merosault” – you know, facing towards the ring, jumping around back on to the top rope so that you’re facing the crowd and then landing a moonsault, except that Robbie was lying on the mat, not standing up. I’ve only ever seen one other wrestler do this move (obviously, Marc Mero) and we were all really pleased that Jon had managed to do this move.
Match 3
Handicap match: ALEX SHANE defeated “THE EXTREMIST” JUSTIN RICHARDS & ADAM “MR. MUSCLES” MANSFIELD when Shane pinned Mansfield after Mansfield and Richards argued over who would pin Shane. Mansfield knelt down on Shane’s shoulders, flexing his biceps, and Shane hooked his arms with his legs, rolled him over and got the 1-2-3.
Match 4
SHIRO NAGUMI pinned GUY NORMOUS THE T.V. CLOWN with his feet on the ropes. Shiro, a masked martial arts guy, basically kicked the stuffing out of the clown and ripped his clown wig and nose off, then after the match, as the Clown argued, he smacked the clown with a palm to the face, severely bloodying his nose. Obviously Shiro never enjoyed the circus as a kid.
Interval
Mixed tag: GARY STEELE & DAVID VAIN defeated THE WILDCAT & TANZIE COOK.
Match 6
SEEK ‘N’ DESTROY defeated ANDRE “SLEDGEHAMMER” BAKER & TYRONE ARCHER when Dave McMillan pinned Archer. It was Basildon vs. Ashford here with Andre . He is an absolutely brilliant heel, he winds up the crowd behind belief, he also challenged, on the mic, some mouthy guys who were shouting at him to come into the ring to fight, but they didn’t respond, because they were “all mouth” according to Mr. Baker. Very good match, with the crowd absolutely supercharged.
Match 7
TONY McMILLAN and DAVE McMILLAN jointly won the 20 man Rumble when they were the last two left, reluctantly fought, and both fell out of the ring and to the floor at the same time. It was declared a draw between the two.



Dunstable, Bedfordshire. 21st November 1996
Matches were as follows:
Match 1
Jonny Storm v Robbie Rocker
Match 2
Titan v Scott Blackledge & Steve Biggs in a handicap match
Match 3
Miss Amanda Dallas & Andre Baker v Doug Williams & Tanzie Cook
Match 4
John Stokes & Steve Smith v Tony & Dave McMillan
Match 5
Wildcat v Gary Steele
Match 6
20 man over the top rope rumble
Thurs 21/11: DUNSTABLE Queensway Hall
This was our first ever show at this venue, in front of about 150
curious fans who braved the cold and icy weather.
1) Robbie “The Rocker” Thomas pinned “Wonderkid” Jonny Storm. This was a
very enjoyable opener, with plenty of mat work and the occasional
highspot to warm the audience up. Finish came when Thomas sunset flipped
Storm, who grabbed the middle rope and knelt on Thomas’s shoulders.
Referee Mike White spotted this and kicked Storm’s hands away, at which
point Thomas completed the flip for the 3 count.
2) The Wildcat pinned “Tough Guy” Gary Steele following a vertical
suplex. Steele worked as a heel here for the first time, and performed
the role OK, but he’s a much better face IMO. Still, you must try these
things…. good match, with some members of the crowd likening Wildcat’s
hairstyle to that of Mark Lamarr and chanting “He’s a 1950’s throwback”
etc.
3) HANDICAP MATCH: Titan defeated Scott Blackledge & Steve Biggs when
Titan pinned Biggs. The two babyfaces were local guys with a huge
following. Shame they were destroyed by Titan, who finished off Biggs in
under 5 minutes with a crushing powerbomb.
4) Tony McMillan & “The Extremist” Justin Richards and The Folkestone
Flyers went to a double countout. This was a fast paced match and the
crowd, who enjoyed their violence, loved the wild outside brawling that
led to the double countout.
5) BEST OF THREE FALLS MIXED TAG MATCH: Andre “Sledgehammer” Baker &
Miss Amanda Dallas beat “The Anarchist” Doug Williams & Tanzie Cook by
two falls to one. Andre & Amanda worked as heels here, and they really
got the crowd going. Doug pinned Andre in under two minutes with a
rolling reverse cradle (I think, it was a week ago). Then Dallas pinned
Cook after some really nice looking variations of headscissors,
backbreakers and huracanranas from both girls, the crowd’s favourite
being when Amanda threw Tanzie into the corner, ran up, did a handstand
where her legs were around Tanzie’s head, and executed a headscissors
from there.
6) Titan won a 20 man Rumble. Afterwards, he forced me to declare that
he was “the man” on the house mic, before hurling me out of the ring,
breaking one of my cufflinks. I was initially annoyed, but then I felt
grateful that a cufflink was all that I broke….:0)



Fri 22/11: MAIDSTONE Leisure Centre
The weather was absolutely foul again, I mean freezing cold and Doug had
to scrape all the ice off the car before we set off home….we had a low
crowd of about 130, but in that weather, who could blame people for
staying at home? Americans: remember, this is the British general public
we are dealing with here. Big show too.
1) BEST OF THREE FALLS: Tyrone Archer defeated John Stokes two falls to
one. This was wrestled under six, three minute rounds, and though both
men started as faces, Tyrone turned heel by the end of the night. Stokes
got the first fall with a cross body block off the top in round 2,
Archer equalised with a huracanrana in round three, before catching the
younger Stokes in an inside cradle in the fifth for an unpopular win.
Basically, Archer got frustrated, starting breaking the rules, and gave
the crowd dirty looks when they jeered him. Nothing elaborate. Nothing
deeply shocking. That was to come…..
2) Steve Smith pinned Adam “Muscles” Mansfield (w/ Jonny Storm) in
12:46. Storm accompanied Mansfield because of Richards’ important match
later on. Storm was thinking of using Mansfield as his tag team partner.
Smith is one half of the Folkestone Flyers with John Stokes. Good fast
match between two younger, lighter weight wrestlers. Smith won with an
inside cradle and Storm, true to his name, stormed off.
3) Guy Normus the TV Clown beat Dave McMillan by disqualification in
5:43. McMillan basically kicked the living crap out of the clown.
Nothing pretty, but he got the DQ when he used his flagpole as a weapon
in the ring.
After the interval, as I was introducing the second half, Storm’s music
started playing. He came out, and said that he’d been asking Andre Baker
to be his tag partner. Baker came out in street clothes, and called
Storm one of the most despicable, arrogant, two-faced, lying people he’d
ever encountered, and that he would love to be his partner. The crowd
were silent, then they erupted in fury. Baker branded them all
“peasants” asking why he should worry about the fans when half of them
are too soft to turn up when the weather turns a bit cold. Some fans
jumped the barriers on one side (the other three sides had no barriers)
and grabbed Storm by the ankle and I asked them to return to their seats
on the house mic (some chance). Only when Andre asked one guy to get in
the ring to resolve matters did it calm down. And it wasn’t even a
match!
4) KISS MY FOOT MATCH: Alex Shane beat “The Extremist” Justin Richards
in 9:09. I would imagine this is the end of their feud. A great match:
both looked especially sharp and the match wascontested at breakneck
speed. Adam “Muscles” Mansfield came down and hid under the ring.
Richards would stamp his foot on the canvas twice, to bring out
Mansfield, then throw out Shane and distract the ref while Mansfield got
in his licks. This infuriated the crowd, and one woman attacked
Mansfield, ripping his outfit beyond repair! (Thankfully, it was only
the top part that was ripped!) Richards got the pin with his feet on the
ropes, but, being such an important match, I told the ref and he
reversed the decision. Richards turned and ran, only to have his route
cut off by The Folkestone Flyers. And there was much kissing of foot and
spluttering.
5) LUMBERJACK MATCH: Titan pinned Doug Williams in 12:51 after
interference from Baker and Storm. Great match, highly anticipated by
all.Williams flew; Titan used his power. A great contrast and a great
contest between these ex-partners. Baker and Storm prompted another
crowd riot. Oh what fun. This set up a tag match next time of Baker &
Storm vs. Williams & Alex Shane.
6) The Folkestone Flyers jointly won a 20 man Rumble

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