The much anticipated Pro Wrestling World Cup has now officially begun.
If you have not yet heard of the tournament or are unaware of the format then check out the statement from WCPW below for full clarification:
“Run over ten separate dates beginning March 21st, the Pro Wrestling World Cup will see competitors from six continents compete in eight preliminary tournaments – to be held in several different countries.
The preliminaries will see eight men competing in a single fall elimination tournament. Each preliminary tournament will consist of competitors from a single country: Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, USA. A tournament will also be held for competitors from the Rest Of The World, with eight further countries represented. Two winners will proceed from each tournament.”
The spoilers below detail the results from the English Qualifying round that took place on March 21st, if you want to watch the event before seeing any of the results then you can do so on the WhatCulture Wrestling YouTube channel or by simply clicking the video below:
Here are the results:
English Qualifying 1st Round Match – Will Ospreay b. Martin Kirby to advance to the Second Round
English Qualifying 1st Round Match – Rampage Brown b. Nick Aldis (Magnus) to advance to the Second Round
Matt Riddle & Liam Slater b. The Prospect (Gracie & Archer)
English Qualifying 1st Round Match – Zack Sabre Jr b. Marty Scurll to advance to the Second Round
English Qualifying 1st Round Match – Jimmy Havoc b. Zack Gibson to advance to the Second Round
Christopher Daniels b. El Ligero – Daniels made a surprise appearance and defending his Ring of Honor championship successfully against UK stalwart Ligero
Drew Galloway b. Ricochet – WCPW Champion Galloway defeated Ricochet in what was an excellent bout
English Qualifying 2nd Round Match – Will Ospreay b. Rampage – With help from Be a Priestley Will Ospreay will be one of the two men representing England in the Pro Wrestling World Cup finals
English Qualifying 2nd Round Match – Zack Sabre Jr b. Jimmy Havoc – ZSJ won the bout via submission to become the second man to represent England in the World Cup finals in August.
The Prestige (Joe Hendry, Joe Coffey, Travis Banks & BT Gunn) b. Gabriel Kidd & The Bullet Club (Adam Cole & The Young Bucks)