5 Star Wrestling: night of surprises in Sheffield

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Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 9:47 am

It was a night of surprises in Sheffield as Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam teamed up for the first time in a decade.

The former world tag team champions joined forces to battle 'Liverpool's Number 1' Zack Gibson and Rampage Brown in an impromptu match at the Fly DSA Arena.

The main event bout came about after Gibson attacked Mysterio on his way to the ring for a scheduled match with Yorkshire hardman Brown.

Van Dam ran out to save his friend from a two-on-one attack from the bitter Brits, who believe they should get the main event spotlight in 5 Star Wrestling - not the big-name American superstars.

The challenge was made but the tag match also ended in chaos and a rescue, as the debuting Grado and Colt Cabana ran down to help Mysterio and 'The Whole Dam Show' from a four-on-two gang attack by Gibson, Brown, and 5 Star Tag Team Champions Adam 'Flex' Maxted and Charlie Sterling.

Battle lines have clearly been drawn between Gibson and his cronies, who say they "run the show" and the global stars who the Brits think are favoured by 5 Star management.

So who does run the show? 5 Star Champion Jake Hager says that actually, it's him.

'The All-American American' made his presence felt live on Thursday night's FreeSports show, first by refusing Gibson a title shot, then by beating rookie Ryan Hunter with his ankle lock to successfully defend the 5 Star Title in double-quick time, then by ignoring a public challenge to a title bout by 'English Lion' Eddie Ryan.

Will Ryan get his wish for a championship opportunity in his home town of Plymouth this Thursday night live on FreeSports?

Watch 5 Star Wrestling this and every Thursday night to find out.

Congratulations to 5 Star Wrestling commentator Joe Hendry

The Prestigious One has been selected for Scotland's Commonwealth Games squad in amateur wrestling.

Hendry, from Edinburgh, is the current 97kg British freestyle wrestling champion.

He will be flying out to the Gold Coast in Australia to join up with the Scottish team in time for the Games in April.

Hendry is also an accomplished pro wrestler, as he demonstrated last Thursday in Sheffield when he was goaded into leaving the commentary table to defeat Big Grizzly.

How to watch

Tune in to FreeSports on Thursday from 7pm-10pm. You can find FreeSports on Sky Channel 424, FreeSat Channel 252 and FreeView Channel 95 For more info, visit 5starwrestling.co.uk