Matt Taylor Richards opened the evening by announcing that Jason Prime had pulled out of the show, and his scheduled tag match against Solar Power had been called off.
However, Solar Power had been added to the tag title match, making it a triple threat!
Matt also informed the very grateful crowd that Greg Lambert would NOT be in attendance!
Ricky J McKenzie defeated Barricade by Pinfall, despite the best efforts of James Drake and Andre Dekker.
RJM called James Drake into the ring, but Drake made a tactical retreat.
Xander Cooper – taking his role as personal trainer of Ryan Hunter literally – made his trainee run laps around the Winter Gardens!
The debuting Violet Vendetta didn’t make many friends in Morecambe with her attitude, and was unsuccessful in her first match in Alpha Omega as a newfound aggression in Lana Austin led the fan favourite to victory!
Former cameraman Ryan Hunter was then spotted running up and down the stairs and perfoming lunges while Xander berated him.
James Drake – having sent Andre Dekker and Barricade backstage – defeated UnSexy Kev. Kev seemed to be rediscovering his sexiness, but was distracted by one of his trains magazines and walked into Drake’s finisher.
Drake’s followers returned to the ring to start a 3 on 1 beatdown of Kev, but RJM came out and cleaned house!
An exhausted Ryan Hunter came out during the interval to talk with fans at the merchandise table, but Xander Cooper arrived and made him perform more exercises!
The Referendum (Bobby Roberts & Lewis Girvan) successfully defended their Alpha Omega tag titles against Solar Power (Solar & Cyanide) and Joey Hayes & Danny Hope.
In a fantastic triple threat tag match full of action, Laird Grayson took advantage of the pandemonium by delivering a vicious low blow to Solar leading to the finish.
Ryan Hunter – by this time covered in sweat and barely able to stand – was out again still attempting laps when Xander Cooper called him into the ring and challenged young Ryan to a match!
Despite being completely fatigued, Hunter put up a brave fight, but as he turned to the crowd for inspiration, he was caught by Cooper’s leaping knee strike, and was defeated.
Xander claimed that today’s lesson for Ryan was “Never take your eyes off the prize”
As the referee was trying to help Ryan up, Cooper stopped him claiming he needed to get himself up. When he did, Xander tripped him and left.
Matt Taylor Richards welcomed Craig Kollins back to the ring to talk to the fans about his injury at the hands of Chris Ridgeway. Kollins revealed that he is out for the forseeable future, but when he does return, he’s coming straight for Ridgeway.
Kollins then sat front and centre to watch Ridgeway take on Kollins’ former trainer, Johnny Phere.
In the main event, Johnny Phere defeated Chris Ridgeway in a match where all hell broke loose!
First off, Phere was working with an arm injury, which Ridgeway exploited throughout.
When “Riddy” was unable to put Phere away, he went under the ring and took out Craig Kollins’ crowbar (which hadn’t been seen since the days when Ridgeway’s manager Greg Lambert was in Kollins’ corner!)
Craig took exception to this and grabbed the crowbar off Ridgeway and chased “The Priority” to the back!
As Phere was left alone in the ring, The Referendum ambushed him and assaulted his arm with a steel chair. (We later found out that Phere’s arm was indeed broken in the attack).
Upon seeing this, members of the locker room rushed to the ring to fight the Scottish Superpower, followed by the rest of the roster!
Alpha Male Stallion had seen enough and took to the microphone to inform everyone that if they wanted to fight so much, they can all face off on September 17th, as the 20 man over the top rope Golden Chance Rumble returns!
So at Golden Chance on September 17th, 20 men will battle in an over the top rope rumble, where the winner will receive the golden chance trophy – which the holder can exchange for a title match at any time, any where.
With Vendetta breaking down into chaos, who knows what will happen at Golden Chance!by