Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. Today’s edition focuses on a highly-anticipated Undisputed Championship match set for WrestleZone’s Halloween Hijinx show on October 26th in Aberdeen, as “The Revolutionary” Damien gets set to defend his title against the currently undefeated “Big Money” Austin Osiris.
In the Aberdeen-based promotion WrestleZone (WZ) in Scotland, it’s safe to say that current Undisputed Champion Damien is one of the perennial fan favourite stars on the roster. Ever since he ditched his Sterling Oil cohorts at Battle of the Nations 2017 (a long-awaited moment), The Revolutionary has reached the highest point of his career, going on to capture the Undisputed Championship on three separate occasions to make himself a record-breaking four-time champion, while also main eventing the past two Aberdeen Anarchy shows against Shawn Johnson and RUDO Lightning. He finds himself faced with a bit of a daunting task on October 26th however, as he gets set to defend the aforementioned championship against Austin Osiris. While Osiris may not be the biggest guy in the world, he’s been unpinned and unsubmitted for nearly 1,000 days. In fact, when he challenges for the championship at Halloween Hijinx, it’ll mark the 1,000th day of that unpinned streak. Will Damien be the one to break his luck?
Damien has been one of WrestleZone’s premier performers since the very first show back in April 2008, originally starting out as a tag team with Mikey Morris as part of The Chaos Theory. After sending Morris packing from WZ after a Loser Leaves Town Match, Damien was able to capture his first title, the WrestleZone Heavyweight Championship, in November 2010, which he then unified with Scotty Swift‘s No Limits Championship to become the first Undisputed Champion in February 2011. For the next few years, The Revolutionary could always be counted on to put on a great match for the audience, no matter how much the fans enjoyed booing him. A loss to Crusher Craib in a Revolution Rules Match at Aberdeen Anarchy 2015 led Damien to reunite with The Sterling Brothers (Alan Sterling and William Sterling) (later joined by the returning Richard R. Russell and Shawn Johnson) to reform Sterling Oil that same evening. He remained with the gang for two and a bit years, eventually superkicking Shawn to mark his exit from Sterling Oil at Battle of the Nations 2017 after he suffered a defeat to Tyler Bate the same night in quite possibly WrestleZone’s best match to date. With his Sterling Oil days behind him, the leader of the revolution has gone on to become a four-time Undisputed Champion, winning the title from Shawn at Halloween Hijinx 2017 then losing it back to him that January, albeit through nefarious means when Richard R. Russell intervened with a low blow. After defeating Russell the following June though, Damien regained the gold inside a steel cage at WrestleZone’s tenth-anniversary show, and then picked up his fourth reign with the title by regaining it from RUDO Lightning at Aberdeen Anarchy 2019, a match that Austin Osiris refereed.
A graduate of the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum (GPWA), Austin Osiris made his in-ring debut in 2015, with his earlier career seeing him team with Aaron Echo and Kyle Khaos as part of a trio known as The Rich Kids of Instagram. With a few appearances for Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) under his belt, including an unsuccessful attempt at the ICW Tag Team Championships against Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo and Mark Coffey), Osiris was part of an invading group of GPWA talents that made their presence felt in Pro Wrestling Elite (PWE) a few years ago, joined in the crusade by Jamie Winters, Irving Garrett, The Sam Barbour Experience, and The Purge (Krobar and Stevie James). When 2018 rolled around, Big Money was revealed as one of 16 entrants in the second annual Drew Galloway Invitational Tournament (originally known as the Asylum Invitational Tournament), defeating Kai Williams-King in the opening round before being defeated by Damien via technical knockout in the quarterfinals. The following year, Osiris was drafted in by RUDO Lightning to referee his Aberdeen Anarchy 2019 Undisputed Championship bout with Damien, and it’s fair to say he didn’t exactly call things right down the middle. He earned himself a spear from official referee Mikey Innes for his troubles, resulting in a singles bout between the duo at Battle of the Nations that Austin came out on top of to continue his undefeated streak. Later that night, he challenged Damien to a title match for Halloween Hijinx after the champ was successful over Liam Thomson and Zach Dynamite in a Triple Threat Match, putting his 1,000-day undefeated streak on the line in the process. It’s all or nothing for Austin Osiris come October 26th.
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