At the XWA training school, Craig Kollins was the standout trainee.
He has power, intensity, skill, cardio, well… absolutely everything you could want in a professional wrestler.
At the same time, Ryan Hunter was the shy overweight kid at the back not getting a look in.
Every week both would turn up and put their all in. Craig consistently getting better and outperforming everyone. Ryan always improving, learning new skills and quietly watching and learning from others.
By the time PAID Promotions came into existance, Craig was one of the stars of the promotion, while Ryan was handed the camera and asked to film the “real wrestlers”.
Fast forward to Alpha Omega wrestling, and Ryan got an opportunity to perform in front of the Morecambe fans, and he grabbed it with both hands.
He lost weight, got in the best shape of his life, and went to training schools all over the country to better himself.
And boy did it pay off.
By the end of 2017, Ryan Hunter outlasted everyone in the Golden Chance rumble – with a broken shoulder no less – and won the Golden Chance trophy.
This allows him a guaranteed title shot at any time of his choosing.
Ryan decided that he still had a lot to prove. He’s not the former cameraman, he’s not the plucky upstart rookie, he is a worthy champion.
He put out an open challenge, anyone can face him one on one and the trophy will be on the line.
In these matches, Hunter has faced Sam Gradwell, Robert Wishart & Soner Dursun and now he faces his toughest challenge to date. The former champion – and the man whom Ryan looked up to for all these years, Craig Kollins.
Kollins himself has had a roller coaster career as of late. Under the guidance of Greg Lambert he was PAID Promotions champion. And since casting “the truth” aside, he has become a strong fan favourite. But injuries and personal feuds have kept him away from the championship. Until now.
Kollins is one win away from guaranteeing himself a title shot against the man responsible for his recent misfortunes. And he has to beat Ryan Hunter to get it.
At Mayhem on May 26th, The war machine, Craig Kollins will go one on one with Ryan Hunter for the Golden Chance trophy. And one thing’s for sure, both men will be giving absolutely everything they have in this incredibly important main event.
Alexxis Falcon ended 2017 on a high.
She had won the Alpha Omega women’s championship after a meteoric rise through the roster, and successfully defended it against the former champion Felony, newcomer Jennie B, and best friend Jami Sparx in a four way match!
At the start of 2018, it all started to unravel.
At outbreak, Jennie B and Jami Sparx had a #1 contender’s match to determine who would challenge Alexxis next.
With interference from Jennie’s hype man Jackie B, Alexxis got involved to even the odds.
But this only caused to distract Jami, and Jennie B took full advantage to become #1 contender.
Afterwards, Falcon and Sparx had a major falling out and Jami said that Alexxis would be facing Jennie on her own, with no one in her corner.
That would prove to be vital, as once again Jackie B got involved and the numbers game proved too much for the champion, and Jennie B emerged with the title.
Alpha Male Evil Lewis decided that Jennie and Jackie were making life hell for our officials, so Jennie would have to become a referee herself to see how it feels.
What no one saw coming, was Jennie’s devious nature as she fanned the flames of hatred between the two former friends and proposed a match between the two, where SHE would be the referee.
This wasn’t what the Alpha Male had in mind, but it worked. Alexxis and Jami both agreed to the match and it’s on.
Alexxis Falcon v Jami Sparx one on one, to determine a new #1 contender to Jennie B’s women’s championship.
And Jennie B is the referee!
When Sexy Kev debuted in Alpha Omega, he immediately ran into trouble in the shape of Mr Big Shaun Vasey.
Vasey would continuously attack Kev and Kev would return at the next show, showing he won’t allow these attacks to get him down and that he was still sexy.
The two formed an unlikely alliance when Vasey was attacked by The Referendum and would face off with the Scottish faction to determine the first ever Alpha Omega tag team champions.
To everyone’s shock, “Big Sexxxy” emerged victorious and made history. Becoming the first ever tag champs, and giving The Referendum their first loss!
As the months passed, the two proved they weren’t quite on the same page, and that cost them the titles in a street fight – with Vasey suffering a debilitating injury after being tossed from a balcony.
Kev, with no titles and no partner, lost his smile – and his sexiness – and became UnSexy Kev.
Later that year, Mr Big would return, and Kev would find his sexiness again. And Big Sexxxy were back in business.
It wasn’t the same though, as they couldn’t reignite the initial spark that won them the titles the first time round.
That was until Mr Big became “Hornee Shaunee” and declared Big Sexxxy sexier than ever!
Since this rebirth, Big Sexxxy have been unstoppable, with Shaun-ee being a steamroller, destroying everyone in their path as they went on to become the first ever two time tag champions!
It appears as though no one can stop them….
Enter The student union.
With the leadership of Mr Williams, Jack and Freddy – and now Lucy Sky – are taking no prisoners in their pursuit of dominance in Alpha Omega.
Their aim is to go one better than even The Referendum did,m by holding all titles simultaneously.
With faction numbers set up perfectly to take the Alpha Omega championship, the tag titles, and the women’s title, their sights are set on Big Sexxxy.
At Mayhem, Big Sexxxy defend their Alpha Omega tag team titles against The student union, and if Big Sexxxy were to lose their belts again, who knows how it could affect the duo?!
Robert Wishart formerly known as Solar, was beloved by fans in Morecambe.
As part of the tandem known as Solar Power – alongside Cyanide – they were tag team champions and had the world at their feet.
When Cyanide was unable to attend a show due to prior commitments, Solar decided he would defend the tag titles alone. This was unsuccessful as HellBound (Dekker, Thorne & Barricade) would take the championships and leave Solar battered, beaten, and alone.
Later that year, Cyanide would have a shot at becoming Alpha Omega champion, and Solar returned and cost him his shot at gold. In Wishart’s eyes “returning the favour”.
Wishart claims that he was the real champion, and Cyanide was riding his coat tails and getting all the glory for it. And he demands a shot at gold again to prove it.
Andre Dekker’s attitude stinks. As part of HellBound he was a champion, but even his team mates hated him. He systematically destroyed HellBound from within, taking out Alton Thorne with a steel chain, and Barricade with a glass bottle, leaving him standing alone.
Yet Dekker still believes that he deserves to be champion, and he doesn’t even care which title it is, Main, Tag, or Womens!
Jynkz made his return after a five year hiatus to get his hands on King Grayson. He managed that, but came within seconds of becoming Alpha Omega champion in the process.
This brush with gold has lit a fire under Jynkz, and when he sees men like Wishart and Dekker demanding shots at gold he feels compelled to step in and stop it.
At Morecambe Mayhem the three men will compete in a triple threat match.
The winner will need to find a tag team partner, as he will have earned a shot at the tag team champions
Since his debut, Mar Williams has proven to be universally hated by the fans.
He started by picking a fight with the smallest member of the Alpha Omega roster (and firm fan favourite) E-Bomb.
Their feud came to a very bitter end, when they faced off one on one at the end of 2017, with a special enforcer – a man who had gotten sick of Williams’ bullying tactics – Rick Markus.
Markus may have overstepped his boundaries as enforcer and essentially officiated the entire match, but nonetheless E-Bomb emerged victorious.
This did not sit well with Williams.
He immediately challenged Markus, claiming his “terrible job” as enforcer was what cost Williams the victory.
Markus replied to the challenge simply with “Any time, any place. Step up, and I’ll knock you down”.
Unfortunately the planned match between these two would have to wait, as Markus sustained a career threatening injury.
At Outbreak, when Markus came to address the fans regarding his injury status, he was attacked by Williams and his Student Union (“Jack” and “Freddy”).
This setback wouldn’t keep Markus down for good, as he returned at War on the shore to team with E-Bomb and face Williams’ team (with Williams himself nowhere in sight).
This match also didn’t go as Rick had planned as a NEW member of the Union Lucy Sky would cost him the match and hand the Student Union a debut victory.
Markus immediately demanded that Alpha Male Evil Lewis grant him his one on one match, “no matter what, make it happen” were his words.
Mr Williams agreed to face Markus, but only under the stipulation that he chose the special enforcer, to show Rick how it’s done!
Markus agreed, and it is official.
Mr Williams v Rick Markus, with the STUDENT UNION as special enforcers.
Fantastic Matt Fox, the Marmite of professional wrestling.
Debuting in Morecambe with a loudmouth, over-confident attitude. Fox declared everything he did was FAN……TASTIC.
His performances in the ring, said otherwise.
Fox would consistently lose in embarassing outings, being humiliated by opponents, and not having much of an answer for anyone, other than he was still FAN……TASTIC.
At the end of 2017, Fox announced to everyone that he was sorry. He wanted to make amends for his attitude that year, and work hard to become as fantastic as he had always claimed he was. He even offered opponent Sexy Kev a handshake…. then trapped Kev in the FAN……TASTIC small package for Fox’s first victory in Morecambe!
Fox would go on utilising his fantastic small package to score eliminations in the War on the shore match and the victory in a triple threat match at War on the shore itself, over Mark Meltzer.
Meltzer made his debut at the Golden Chance rumble, and immediately won fans over with his infectious enthusiasm and genuine love of wrestling.
Mark may not be able to find a win, or that “five star” performance he so desperately craves. But he continues to watch more WWE Network, learn from the legends like Hulk Hogan, and will continue to do what he loves for the fans that love him!
Meltzer was disappointed to have been double crossed by his Randy Savage for the night, Matt Fox. But he knows when Morecambe Mayhem comes around, he will return with the heart of a warrior, and emerge victorious!
Tu Byt made his debut at Vendetta 2017, calling out any member of the Alpha Omega roster.
It was clear to everyone that despite his diminuitive size, this youngster was confident, bordering on cocky, and afraid of no-one.
Unfortunately for him, his challenge was answered by the returning Craig Kollins.
Kollins tossed Tu Byt around like a ragdoll, displaying his physical dominance despite just returning from a serious injury.
Fortunately for Tu Byt, the man who caused Kollins’ injury woes – BB – distracted Kollins, allowing Tu Byt to get a shock roll up victory.
The “two bit gangster” scored a pinfall victory over Craig Kollins in his debut! And he won’t let anyone forget it.
Whether it be signs emblazoned with “I BEET KOLLINS” or a t-shirt provlaiming himself the “KOLLINSLAYER” the brash upstart has shown that he may not be the best at spelling, but he has a great memory.
Since that day, Tu Byt’s career has hit less of a speed bump and more of a road block. He has failed to win since then, and he blames everyone else, including E-Bomb.
E-Bomb is the smallest member of the Alpha Omega roster, but his explosiveness (get it? Boom boom) and his ability to challenge the fan’s energy into his performances has helped cement his place on every show, and with consistently the loudest crowd reaction.
With a huge win over Mr Williams, E-Bomb has stuttered lately, being the last man eliminated in the War on the shore match, and due to interference seeing his team with Rick Markus taste defeat at the hands of the Student Union.
Both young men have something to prove. And when you have two talented wrestlers in a “can’t lose” position, you’re guaranteed fireworks.
November 12th, 2016.
Alpha Omega Remember Remember.
The night the Stixx Streak Ended. And King Ryan Grayson became champion of Morecambe.
Grayson has retained the title against all odds, using any and all tactics you could imagine. And has survived all comers.
By Morecambe Mayhem 2018, Grayson will have been champion for 560 days, giving him the longest title reign in Morecambe wrestling history. And to celebrate, he has given himself the night off.
Grayson will be in attendance on May 26th, keeping his own streak – having appeared on every show since his debut – going, but he won’t be in action. Instead he has decided he will be making a “royal announcement” that he claims will make all the Morecambe fans happy… which would be a first for Grayson!
What will this announcement be? Is Grayson really going to get the night off?