I had to leave straight after Keith Lee/Omari due to a family emergency so I have no details on the main event.
To start the show, Trent Seven announces that Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate won’t be in attendance. He then makes jokes about them being in the Royal Rumble and brings up that you can actually bet on all three of them to win on some gambling sites.
He then announces that the finals of the second annual DTTI tournament in April will be held…at Birmingham’s NEC arena! This is one of Birmingham’s biggest venues and the largest show that FCP have attempted. Personally, I’m a bit skeptical: announcing a large arena show on 3 months notice and taking place one week away from WrestleMania seems like bad timing. I won’t be there as I’ll be traveling to New Orleans via Houston, Texas for 'Mania and I imagine a lot of fans will be in similar situations or saving their money for the trip. I wish them all the best though as they are truly the best promotion in the UK and they deserve a lot more eyes on them.
Bowlarama won the 4-way tag. Fun stuff from the Attack Pro lads and a great way to kick off the show. Way too much to write about and it’s understandable due to all the big personalities involved.
Sabre Jr came out to a big reaction. His new entrance theme (‘Mother’ by IDLES) is brilliant by the way and fits his character down to tee. Zabre and Angelico’s opponents were revealed as Aussie Open who came out to a massive standing ovation due to their recent ventures in Rev Pro and PROGRESS. These are our home town Aussies and they seemed genuinely touched by the response.
The match was fantastic. Angelico is working a more mat based, striking style which will increase his career and lifespan by about thirty years. Sabre was in total dick mode and it was great as always. Kyle played face in peril before Davis’ big hot tag. At one point Davis planted Zabre right on his neck with a one-handed powerbomb and we all thought he was dead for a second. Aussie Open won when Davis hit Zabre with the Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck (a pile driver variation where he pulls the opponent off the floor by the legs and into the pile driver). Aussie Open have really connected with the FCP faithful and I hope to see them lead the tag division and win DTTI.
After an intermission, we had El Phantasmo Vs Adam Brooks. This is Brooks’ FCP debut after a successful showing at PROGRESS. Both men impressed and should be regulars here. Phantasmo won a solid match that introduced Brooks to a new crowd without giving away his more crazy, head-drop offence.
Up next was the match that had me buy a ticket the second it was announced, The big re-match between Omari and Keith Lee. Omari won the first match and now Keith wants revenge. Oh boy. Omari isn’t a name on many people’s lips outside of the West Midlands BritWres scene, but believe me, he will be soon enough.
This was incredible. It played off spots from the last match whilst building something completely new at the same time. Keith dominated most of the match with big slams and strikes, occasionally letting Omari have some brief comeback before knocking him down again. Keith murdered Omari’s chest with double over-head palm strikes. Brutal stuff. Omari made a comeback, knocking Kieth down with his own strikes and managed to deliver a fisherman’s suplex to the big lad. The big climax of the match was a really scary top rope Spanish Fly by Omari. If Kevin Dunn were in attendance, he’d have had the camera focused on me for a minute during and after this as I was half covering my face with both hands.Keith Lee won shortly after with a big slam and both men got a standing ovation.
Keith got on the mic afterwards, put over Omari, and then demanded a tie-breaker match, that will also have Omari’s number one contender’s trophy on the line. Unfortunately, it was during this promo that I was alerted to a family emergency and had to promptly leave but I think the rematch will be at the NEC arena, which is Omari’s hometown of Birmingham.
Having a glace on Twitter, the main event saw Team Brookes (Chirs Brookes, Dan Moloney, Mark Haskins, Chief Deputy Dunne & Jordan Devlin) defeat Team Banks (Travis Banks, Clint Margera, Trent Seven, MK McKinnan & Millie McKenzie). This was a elimination style match and looks like a blast, with Team Banks all coming out dressed as Travis Bank’s alter-ego; Stupid, Sexy Travis Banks! Jinny also made an appearance and a lot of feuds, future matches and storylines were hinted at during the match.
From what I saw, another fantastic show from Britain’s worst kept secret. This will probably be my last show for a while as I’m saving every penny I have for the trip to NOLA so I’m gutted to miss the developments and fallout from the show, as well as the DTTI tournament. But ah well, swings and roundabouts. But yeah, get this show when it arrives on VOD and DVD, especially for the Omari vs Keith Lee match.
Credit to @TheIndyCorner on Twitter for the results to the main event and this clip from the Omari/Keith Lee match;