Midway through 2016, Craig Kollins suffered a shoulder injury which kept him out for months.
He was scheduled to return to action in February 2017, but he was victim of a sneak attack at his gym.
No-one knew who attacked him, and the only clue was a poker chip with “BB” on it.
This attack exacerbated Craig’s injury, and would leave him out of action for 6 more months!
During this time, creepy videos were played with footage featuring a knocked out Kollins, video of his first match in Morecambe, and messages saying that someone had been watching him.
As time passed and the videos got creepier, more fans were wondering who was behind them and would we ever see Craig again?
At Morecambe Mayhem, newcomer Tu Byt issued a challenge to anyone who dared face him.
His challenger was answered by a returning Craig Kollins!
Unfortunately for The War Machine, another creepy video played, portraying a masked man and a cryptic message. This was all the distraction Tu Byt needed, and he utilised a roll up to score a HUGE upset victory.
Kollins was livid and demanded to know who was behind the videos.
It wouldn’t be long until he found out, as at Golden Chance, Craig was destroying everyone in sight in the Golden Chance Rumble, but again was distracted by a creepy video. At this point, the masked man snuck into the ring, and eliminated Kollins from the rumble!
This was the last straw, and The former British Champion issued a challenge to the masked man for December 2nd.
Yet another creepy video answered the challenge, and the match was on.
Kollins wasn’t messing about at Fightmare as he decimated the crafty BB, throwing him all over the ring and ringside area.
It was taking the match to the outside that would be Kollins’ undoing, however, as BB ran through the fire exit doors, with Kollins in hot pursuit.
BB re entered through the fire doors, locking them behind him! With no way of getting back into the venue, Craig was counted out, and BB was victorious!
Kollins is angrier than ever, and wanted a rematch, and he got one.
At Outbreak, BB and Kollins went toe to toe in a match with No-countouts.
It seemed that Kollins would get the closeure he desperately seeks, but BB had another devious plan up his sleeve, hitting Craig with a low blow behind the referees back to gain control of the match.
Later in the match, BB again went for a low blow, but an irate Kollins blocked it and hit one of his own – in the full view of the referee!
Left with no choice, the ref disqualified Kollins and BB went 2-0 against the War Machine.
Alpha Male Evil Lewis decided that these underhanded tactics couldn’t continue, and said they would face off one more time, in a LAST MAN STANDING MATCH.
At the end of 2017, Women’s Champion Alexxis Falcon defended her title against three opponents at once.
Former champion Felony, fellow RWA alumni Jami Sparx, and brash newcomer Jennie B.
Immediately, everyone could see the polar opposites between the champion and this new face.
Alexxis is softly spoken, respectful, humble, and popular.
Jennie B on the otherhand… Well not so much on all counts.
As Jennie and her hype man Jackie B spent the match antagonising the fans and congratulating themselves on their high kicks, Alexxis pinned Felony to retain her title.
At Outbreak, the two girls not involved in the decision, Jennie B and Jami Sparx went one on one to determine who would get the next shot at the champion.
During the match, Jackie B continually tried to get involved, and Alexxis took offence to this and came to the aid of her friend. BUT as the referee was distracted dealing with Jackie and Alexxis, Jennie took advantage, spraying Sparx in the face with hairspray and stealing the win.
Now Jami Sparx is convinced that Falcon’s involvement cost her a shot at the title, and Alexxis is left alone to take on Jennie and Jackie.
Can Alexxis successfully defend her title one more time? Or is now the age of Jennie B, champion?
Big Sexxxy are back, bigger and sexier than ever.
At Outbreak they regained their tag team championships with a victory over HellBound.
Afterwards, HellBound disintigrated at Andre Dekker smashed a glass bottle over the back of his partner Barricade’s head.
Later that night, Hornee Shaunee decided that in the interest of fairness they should allow HellBound a rematch for the belts.
But who would possibly want to team with Andre Dekker? His last two partners ended up in the hospital because of him!
At the same time, a young man with a massive chip on his shoulder – David Alistair – is practically begging for an opportunity to prove himself. Enter Andre Dekker.
Now Alistair has HUGE opportunity as he will team with the hugely unpopular Dekker to challenge Big Sexxxy for the Alpha Omega tag team championships at War on the Shore.
If they’re unsuccessful, however, Alistair better have eyes in the back of his head…
The year long war between E-Bomb and Mr Williams came to an end at Fightmare 2017.
In a match where Rick Markus was the special enforcer, E-Bomb scored a huge win to shut Williams up – or so we thought.
Williams blamed Markus for the loss and vowed revenge on “The Grafter”.
In the first show of 2018, Markus and Williams were both scheduled to be involved in the 6 man mayhem match.
Unfortunately, Markus suffered a serious injury in training for the match and was put out of action for months.
At Outbreak, Rick was telling the crowd about his rehab and his hopes to return as soon as possible, until he was attacked by Williams and his tag team of Jack and Freddy – The Student Union.
Williams looked to end Markus’ career until Mark Meltzer and E-Bomb came to the rescue.
Mr Williams spent the rest of the evening telling anyone who would listen that the Student Union were the future and issued a challenge to any tag team to face them at War on the Shore.
EBomb stepped up, and wouldn’t you know it he’s bringing Rick Markus with him!
Will Markus be fully fit for April 7th? Can he and E-Bomb work as a unit to take down Williams’ Student Union?
We shall find out at War on the Shore!
At Outbreak we had the annual 6 man “war on the shore” match.
Six men competing in an elimination rules match with the winner getting a shot at the Alpha Omega Champion at War on the Shore.
Afterwards, three of the unsuccessful participents all headed straight to Alpha Male Evil Lewis wanting a second chance to get a win under their belts.
Matt Fox – who had just scored his first victory at Fightmare, but otherwise has had a terrible time in Morecambe.
Tu-Byt – who after a huge shock victory over Craig Kollins in his debut (which he won’t let anyone forget about) hasn’t been successful since.
And Mark meltzer – the rookie who debuted in the Golden Chance rumble and has won over many fans despite not scoring a win yet.
Alpha Male Evil Lewis decided these three deserve a chance to get a win in 2018 so he decided to put the three men in a triple threat match.
Three wrestlers, all wanting to prove themselves to the Alpha Omega faithful, but only one can get their first win of 2018.
Ryan Hunter had a fantastic start to 2018.
He offered an open challenge to any roster member who wanted a shot at his Golden Chance Trophy (and the guaranteed title shot that comes with it) which was gladly accepted by former Solar, Robert Wishart.
This truly was a match of loved v hated, and the fans were firmly behind Hunter.
In an early contender for match of the year, Ryan came out on top with a second successful defence of the coveted trophy.
But is he ready to challenge for the championship? Or does he feel he still has something to prove?
After his huge win, he decided that he was getting better with every successful defence and wanted to throw down the gauntlet one more time.
At War on the Shore, Ryan will put his guaranteed title shot on the line once again. And this time, British Wrestling superstar Soner Dursun has stepped up to challenge.
With his reputation of having top tier matches and winning titles, he has a lot to prove on his Morecambe debut. And with Hunter in the position of nothing to win and everything to lose, the pressure is on the homegrown hero and Dursun must be feeling confident!
2012, Jynkz is riding high in Morecambe as the XWA Flyweight and “Best in the North-West” champion.
At the same time, a new trainee arrives at the XWA training centre. His name? Ryan Grayson.
The two young men instantly clash. Both very competative, and the in-built Edinburgh v Glasgow rivalry not helping relations between the two.
Not to mention that at this time, Jynkz was becoming increasingly frustrated with the direction of Morecambe wrestling at the time, and seeing the future in the shape of Grayson didn’t help. Jynkz was determined to keep going for the fans, where Grayson was determined to eclipse his rival and become the new top dog in Morecambe. Not for the fans, but for himself.
As Jynkz retired from in-ring action, Grayson – calling himself “The Edinburgh Elite” – took his spot on Morecambe shows.
In the following years, Grayson used his skill in the ring and his manipulative ability to climb the ranks to become King Ryan Grayson: Alpha Omega Champion.
All the while, Jynkz was watching from the sidelines.
At the end of 2017 the two clashed physically at an Alpha Omega show. But little did Grayson know that Jynkz had agreed with Alpha Omega management to make an in-ring return, and at Outbreak 2018 that in-ring return paid dividends.
Winning a six-man elimination match, Jynkz’s first match in 5 years ended with him becoming the #1 contender to Grayson’s Alpha Omega Championship.
Later that night, Grayson escaped a brutal title match with his championship intact, but Jynkz assisted the former Referendum stablemates in a post match revenge beat down of the King. This lead to an altercation between the two backstage.
Grayson is angrier, and possibly deadlier than ever. Meanwhile Jynkz has spent less than ten minutes in ring in five years.
But that will probably mean nothing as this title match has FIGHT written all over it.
Six years of competitiveness and anger all boils down to this one moment.
Grayson, Jynkz, for the Alpha Omega Championship.