Notable UK Indie Stars at WWE UK Tryouts (VIDEOS)

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With the WWE currently touring the United Kingdom as part of their European tour, it was inevitable that they would hold another round of WWE UK tryouts. The UK scene is the hottest it’s ever been internationally, with promotions such as PROGRESS, ICW, RevPro, OTT, Preston City Wrestling (PCW)¬†and others gaining huge international followings within the indie community – PROGRESS and ICW have both entered alliances of sort with the WWE the past year, in a similar capacity as EVOLVE in the US. And while the UK program for the WWE Network on hiatus until next year, there’s still huge plans to create a UK-based division, somewhat of an NXT Europe, with rumours that King of the Ring could return as a UK-based tournament in 2018.

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Here’s a quick rundown of the UK indie stars that had WWE Tryouts this week, as confirmed by the WWE themselves.

“The Voodoo Queen” Amarah, England (DOA, Bellatrix)

DOA Women’s Champion


“Unstoppable” Andy Wild, England (WrestleZone, ICW)

6’1, 250 lbs…11 year veteran…1x WrestleZone Undisputed Champion…1x ICW Zero-G Champion

“The Prestige” Ashton Smith, Jamaica (PCW, ICW, Futureshock)

5′, 200 lbs…10 year veteran…Current Futureshock Champion…1x PCW Cruiserweight Champion

Big T Justice, England (PROGRESS, BWE)

7’0″, 300 lbs.


Charlie Winston, England (WAW, DOA)

6’9″, 285 lbs…Also competes in Canadian Maritimes

“Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway, England (PCW, ICW, FNW)

5’9″, 165 lbs… Current Fight! Nation Wrestling (FNW) Champion

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Danny Duggan, England (IPW:UK, PROGRESS, PCW, SWE)

5’11, 215 lbs…2x IPW:UK Tag Team Champion in DnD (w/ Cieran Donnelly)

Photo: IPW:UK

“Dirty” Dick Riley, England (DWA, Pro Wrestling Chaos)

5’9″, 160 lbs… Current 2x Devon Wrestling Association (DWA) Trophy Champion…1x ATTACK! 24/7 Champion…Multi-tag team champion in The Magnums (w/ Chris Walker)

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“The Pride of Wales” Eddie Dennis, Wales (RevPro, PROGRESS, ATTACK!)

6’5″, 240 lbs…4x ATTACK! 24/7 Champion, 1x ATTACK! Champion…1x PROGRESS Tag Team Champion in FSU (w/ Mark Andrews)

Photo: Y2Grae

Iestyn Rees, England (ICW, PCW, IPW:UK)

6’4″, 250 lbs…11 year veteran…1x PCW Champion…1x IPW:UK Champion…2x Pro Wrestling Elite (PWE) Champion

Isla Dawn, Scotland (Stardom, SWA, ICW)

5’7″, 150 lbs…Appeared this past Monday on Raw as Stacey Coates vs Asuka


Jack Sexsmith, England (PROGRESS)

5’10”, 170 lbs


Kasey Owens, Northern Ireland (ICW, Stardom, SWE)

5’6″, 125 lbs…Current British Empire Wrestling (BEW) Women’s Champion…1x ICW Women’s Champion

Photo: Warrior Photography

Kenny Williams, Scotland (ICW, PCW, WCPW)

5’9″, 180 lbs…3x ICW Zero-G Champion

Photo: ICW

“Sexy Kev” Kevin Lloyd, England (Futureshock)

Current Futureshock Tag Team Champion in Sexy Gents w/ John McGregor

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Little Miss Roxxy, England (WCPW, Absolute, Tidal)


Michael Chase, Scotland (RIW)

6’3″, 220 lbs…4x Reckless Intent Wrestling (RIW) Heavyweight Champion, current RIW Slam Champion, 1x RIW Hardcore Champion, 1x RIW UK Champion

Photo: David J. Wilson

Nsereko “The Ugandan Warrior”, Uganda

Omari, England (Fight Club: PRO, Lucha Forever)

6’4″, 195 lbs

Photo: Lucha Forever

Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey), Scotland (ICW, SWA)

3x ICW Tag Team Champions, 1x PWE Tag Team Champions, 1x Scottish Wrestling Alliance (SWA) Tag Team Champions…Jackie Polo: 6’2″, 215 lbs.; Mark Coffey: 6’2″, 240 lbs., 2x ICW Zero-G Champion, 1x SWA Scottish Heavyweight Champion

Photo: Warrior Photography

“Primate” Jason Prime, England (WCPW, MEW,Tidal)

5’11”, 210 lbs…2x current WCPW Hardcore Champion…2x current Main Event Wrestling (MEW) Heavyweight Champion

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Sammii Jayne (Pro Wrestling EVE, ICW, WrestleZone)

5’2″, 135 lbs…Current Pro Wrestling EVE Champion…Current Revolution Championship Wrestling (RCW) Women’s Champion (Spain)


Sammy Smooth, England (IPW:UK)

5’11”, 175 lbs… 2x IPW:UK All England Champion, current IPW:UK Tag Team Champion in The Collective (w/ James Castle & Lewis Howley)

Photo: IPW:UK

Anderson “Screwface” Ahmed, England (ASW, NGW, Futureshock)

6′, 210 lbs…2x MEW Heavyweight Champion