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WrestleMania 32 boxset review

If you’ve followed Calling Spots for any length of time, you’ll know that we have a penchant for physical things, especially awesome wrestling merchandise. Hell, we make a printed magazine in 2016 and have started a wrestling subscription service in Wrestle Crate UK. With that in mind, we were over the moon when our friends at WWE Home Video kindly sent us a copy of their new WrestleMania 32 Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD.

 

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MEW Northern Bash – 10 Year Anniversary Show

On 2nd October 2015 myself and the rest of the Calling Spots Northeast branch were in attendance at Northumbria University for the celebration of Main Event Wrestling’s ten year anniversary. The show, named Northern Bash, was scheduled to include some of the biggest stars of the UK scene and over 300 fans were in attendance eager for some top quality grappling. Continue reading

Beer Money

This weekend the TNA Tour arrives in the UK, with a card of wrestler reaffirmed and strengthened by the reformation of popular tag team, Beer Money. James Storm’s decision to return to Impact Wrestling from NXT has turned some heads in the wrestling industry, but there’s no doubting that TNA is a stronger place for his presence as well as the ‘It Factor’, Bobby Roode.

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5 Star Wrestling Regenesis Tour Preview

“There is a lot of rumours and speculation as to the future of AJ Styles. As a lifelong wrestling fans [sic] we’d love nothing more than to see him win the Royal Rumble, finally making the best wrestler on the planet the WWE Champion.

 
I don’t know if he’s going to be there or not, but I do know on 13th January in Newcastle AJ Styles will face John Morrison to see who becomes the 5 Star Wrestling Champion. Then on the 14th January in Sheffield, he goes on to face the greatest high flier of all time, Rey Mysterio. Before finishing the tour in Liverpool facing off against long time nemesis, Ring of Honor: World Champion Jay Lethal. Could this be his last set of matches in the indies?”

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Editor’s letter – December

Hi,

 

As many of you will know, I write one of these to open up every issue of our wrestling magazine. Usually I touch on the themes inside that particular issue of Calling Spots, some observations or feelings on the world of professional wrestling and I am always super grateful for each and every one of you for supporting what we do. I truth, I’m usually still blown away that we sell thousands of magazines when my original goal for issue one was to simply sell 40 copies.

 

I wanted to get a few words jotted down, not as ‘Calling Spots’ but from me – Richard Penaluna – a fella who just happens to be the Editor of Calling Spots.

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An Audience With The Primate

The UK wrestling scene is currently going through a renaissance. Promotions up and down the country are regularly putting on great shows in front of ever growing crowds. Whether it is ICW selling out the 4,000 capacity SECC for Fear and Loathing VIII (the largest UK show in 34 years) or PROGRESS Wrestling selling 200 of their 2016 season tickets in just 20 minutes, it’s fair to say that things are looking up. Continue reading

Competition – Limited Edition Undertaker DVD Boxset

Every match from The Undertaker’s legendary 21-1 streak at WrestleMania, presented bell-to-bell, unedited, and blur-free for the very first time. This five-disc set comes in a Limited Edition Coffin Boxset – only 2101 copies available and we are giving one away for FREE to one lucky reader of Calling Spots courtesy of Fremantle International.

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We’ve brought Wrestle Crate to the UK and Europe!

THE ORIGINAL GRAPPLING CRATE SERVICE

LAUNCHES THE UK AND EUROPE’S FIRST WRESTLE CRATE

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Official joint statement:

 

The original wrestling themed box Wrestle Crate has become the first of its kind once again, this time by answering the call from thousands of wrestling fans in the UK and across Europe to have a Wrestle Crate made closer to home. Starting today, customers all across Europe can sign up to Wrestle Crate UK ahead of their November launch and enjoy lower shipping costs to the UK and all European countries than ever before. Plus, you can expect an added British and European flair down the line too. Continue reading

MCW Ballroom Brawl 2015 Review

Although I cannot speak for the rest of the staffers at Calling Spots HQ, I for one was excited when the owner of Australian wresting promotion Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) contacted us asking us to review the product that his promotion offers. My excitement was two-fold, firstly it was incredibly cool to know that people on literally the other side of the world are fans of our work here at Calling Spots and secondly it is a rarity for me to be given the chance to view a product that I know little (or in this case nothing) about. So here goes…

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