September 29th, The Carleton, Golden Chance!
Golden Chance is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. In 2018 we have every title on the line, a huge grudge match, a highly requested return and of course the always unpredictable Golden Chance Rumble!
Here we take a closer look at each match…
The annual Golden Chance Rumble.
Two men start.
Every 90 seconds, another man will be added to the mix, until all 20 men have entered.
Eliminations occur when you are thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor.
The last man standing wins the Golden Chance trophy. Which entitles the bearer to a shot at the Alpha Omega championship at any time of their choosing.
Previous Golden Chance Rumble winners include The War Machine Craig Kollins, who cashed in on Joey Hayes to lift the title, Ryan Grayson who cashed in and ended the nine year undefeated streak of the Heavyweight house of pain Stixx, and Ryan Hunter, who successfully cashed in the trophy on King Grayson himself to become champion.
Craig Kollins holds the record for the most eliminations in a single rumble – and the most eliminations combined – and he has to be a heavy favourite to become the first two time trophy holder.
Another man who many people are betting on is Crater. The 400lb man mountain is back with a bang after missing most of 2018. He has his eyes set on his former tag partner Robert Wishart, but will that distract him from winning the rumble?
And with 5 places still not announced, there are still surprises to come!
Who will be the next Golden Chance trophy holder?
Ryan Hunter fought his way from the bottom to the top.
Starting as a trainee, then cameraman, then apprentice, then rookie, then fan favourite, and now he is a fighting champion taking on all comers.
Ryan has had fantastic matches against top quality opponents including Soner Dursun, Dylan Roberts, Robert Wishart, Craig Kollins, and ended the longest title reign in Morecambe history when he defeated King Ryan Grayson to become Alpha Omega champion.
Ryan is so determined to prove he’s a worthy champion, and he decided to re-issue the open challenge for anyone in the country to step up and try to take the Alpha Omega Championship away from him.
In steps Zack Gibson.
Gibson has had one hell of a year, including winning the WWE UK tournament 2018, proving himself to be the very best that the country has to offer. But he’s not content.
Zack has wrestled in Morecambe many times throughout his career, getting better and better each time he returns. But he has never had a title shot. And he is not going to waste this opportunity.
Ryan may not realise he’s possibly bit off more than he can chew by allowing top tier talent like Gibson a title shot without having to earn it first.
At Golden Chance 2018, Zack Gibson returns to Morecambe one more time, and he has no interest in leaving without the Alpha Omega Championship.
Ever since the debut of Jennie B, The women’s division in 2018 has been in chaos.
Jennie’s hype man Jackie B helped her take Alexxis Falcon’s women’s championship while simultaneously getting between Falcon and her best friend Jami Sparx.
Then, Jennie and Jackie weaselled their way into avoiding having to defend the title as Jennie refereed a grudge match between Sparx and Falcon.
This is where Jennie’s plan seemed to fall apart, as Sparx and Falcon took out their common enemy and were awarded with a shot at Jennie’s title at Vendetta.
But with the help of Jackie B, Jennie escaped with her championship intact.
Thanks to Alpha Male Evil Lewis, a rematch was made with huge stipulations.
Alexxis Falcon and Jami Sparx will get a fair shot at the women’s title as Jennie B defends the women’s championship in a triple threat match with Jackie B BANNED from ringside. And if Jackie gets involved, Jennie is stripped of the title and Jackie is fired!
Big Sexxxy have been having difficulties since reuniting.
Sexy Kev has been working hard to be taken more seriously as Kev Lloyd, and Mr Big Shaun Vasey is on a mission to have more fun as “Hornee Shaunee”.
On top of this, Shaun missed a tag title defence, and Kev has not been very forgiving of him.
Despite all this, they are STILL tag team champions, and even with their differences and disagreements, they don’t look like losing their titles any time soon.
Ever since Jynkz returned to Morecambe wrestling from his five year hiatus, he has had trust issues.
He has had chances at winning titles, but has come up just short. He has commented about how much things have changed in his time away, and how we went from knowing everyone backstage to trusting no one.
This became a serious downfall when he earned a tag title shot at Vendetta.
His scheduled partner Craig Kollins was unable to compete, and Jynkz didn’t trust anyone to team up with.
Working solo against the tag champions was too tough a task and Big Sexxxy retained. Jynkz was 0-2 in title shots since his return.
Hornee Shaunee respected Jynkz’s heart and effort in that match, and offered him a rematch IF he returned with a partner.
For Jynkz, this is his last chance. But the question remains… Who does he trust?
Craig Kollins is a dangerous man.
The former British Champion is one of the finest wrestlers the UK has produced, but he has been distracted with injuries and personal feuds, but now he is once again ready to be champion.
Andre Dekker is a d***.
He debuted in Morecambe by smashing Sam Gradwell with a chain. And he hasn’t changed since.
Andre went on to form HellBound with Felony, Barricade and Alton Thorne, winning the tag team titles in the progress.
He destroyed the faction from within by KO’ing Thorne with a chain, and smashing a glass bottle over the back of Barricade’s head.
Dekker is obsessed with proving that he is a man to fear, and he took this to the next level when he attacked the War Machine, Craig Kollins with another glass bottle.
This may have been the dumbest thing he’s ever done. As Kollins is after blood.
At Golden Chance, Craig Kollins and Andre Dekker will face off in a no-disqualification match. And there’s a good chance only one man is walking out.
Public enemy number one.
The most hated man for a year since he double crossed his “Solar Power” tag partner Crater.
He’s been on a mission to prove that HE was the champion, not Crater.
And he demanded a match against anyone (except for Crater) at Golden Chance so he can prove it.
Enter, Matthew Brooks.
Brooks debuted in Morecambe two years ago, wowing audiences with his incredible singing voice, his fantastic physique, and of course his wrestling skill. But his arrogance didn’t win him any friends.
Surprisingly, every time he would return to Morecambe, he’d find more and more fans cheering him, and applauding his musical entrances.
In a classic case of “you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”, after Brook’s feud with Sexy kev ended in defeat, Brooks left Morecambe. And fans have been asking for his return ever since.
Now they get it. Brooks v Wishart, one on one.