Welcome back to the weekly look at some of the UK wrestling scene’s finest performers. This week actually features two current stars on the DEFIANT Wrestling roster who aren’t of the British Isles but call the UK and Europe their wrestling home.
David Starr vs WALTER might not be a feud that you have come across, but it is one of the most hotly contested feuds in Europe. David Starr, or to use his full moniker ‘The Cream in Your Coffee, Your Favorite Wrestler’s Favorite Wrestler, The Jewish Cannon, The Physical Embodiment of Charisma, The Bernie Sanders of Professional Wrestling, The Most Entertaining Man in Professional Wrestling, Mr Americanrana, Davey Wrestling, The 104 Minute Man, The Main Event, “He’s really good at Twitter”, The King of Taunts, The Product’ David Starr has been unable to defeat the much larger WALTER ever since their first singles bout in German promotion wXw way back in January 2016. Since their first encounter the two have gone on to headline shows across the UK and Europe again for wXw, PROGRESS (as part of a wXw co-branded show) and also in a showcase bout for Beyond Wrestling in the United States.
If you’ve never heard of WALTER then he is certainly a performer that should be on your radar. The Austrian powerhouse has been dominating the Tag and Heavyweight divisions in wXw, PROGRESS and PWG over the past couple of years and he is now being slated as a future WWE/NXT signee (even if he denies any sort of negotiations). The de-facto leader of the Ringkampf stable (alongside Timothy Thatcher and previously NXT roster member Axel Dieter Jr) has a ton of potential on the world stage and has already garnered critical praise from the likes of Dave Meltzer, who gave his PWG All-Star Weekend bout against Zack Sabre Jr from October 2017 a 5 star rating.
Fast forward and Starr is still yet to defeat the now PROGRESS ATLAS Champion WALTER. The bout below comes from DEFIANT Wrestling’s recent ‘Road to No Regrets’ show and is another stellar chapter in the unlikely feud between two of Europe’s most wily competitors, check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.