Although every single match throughout the Britannia Wrestling Promotions summer season was excellent in it’s own right, it is my opinion, that the best one was saved for August 24th “Lethal Intentions“.
It had been announced that on this night, we would be watching former TNA (Impact Wrestling) and Ring of Honour (ROH) superstar Jay Lethal, in the squared circle! Match details were announced on the night by the Assistant General Manager Baz Mac. It transpired that Lethal’s opponent would be fan favourite 100% Welsh Beef Dylan Roberts. The atmosphere was electric. The BWP Faithful had come out in force, and were eagerly awaiting this match, whilst being entertained with all the other fine matches.
Then it was announced, and the familiar sound of:
Dylan, you son of a b****
Then the announcer came on the mic to announce Dylan’s opponent – TNA/ROH star Jay Lethal. He was given a warm Welsh greeting as he made his way to the ring, greeting the crowd as he came.
Others have written more detailed accounts of the play by play. I just want to be able to describe the electric atmosphere and feeling that was not only running through the audience, but through the veins of both athletes. Every second of the match was exhilarating. As fans, we were on the edge of our seats, and split between calling for our own hero Dylan Roberts, or for Jay Lethal! However, in my opinion, the shouts for Dylan far outweighed those of Lethal
In the words of Dylan Roberts himself, “This was one of the best matches I have ever had, and probably will ever have“
They were on fire, I saw moves that defied gravity, as Lethal managed to springboard himself vertically backwards, to free himself of Dylan’s grip!
There were kick outs from pinfalls, suplex off the top rope, and so many more. It was phenomenal to watch two athletes at the top of their game battle in out in the squared circle.
As the match continued, you could see that both athletes were tired, but they were determined to beat the other. Dylan rose above The Pack’s devlish ways, and outrageous behaviour, to put Lethal through his paces.
At one point, it was one pinfall, then the other would get one in, kick out…the entertainment value was worth quadruple the ticket price, for this match alone – let alone the fantastic matches that we had already been witness to!
In the end, it was our own 100% Welsh Beef who got the final pin in, and the count of 1,2,3 was called.
Then, even in defeat, Jay Lethal was ever a gentleman, and accepted Dylans hand, and embrace, both athletes demonstrating the true sportsmanship and mutual respect.
Truly, in my opinion, the best match of the season, and from all the exciting and excellent talent displayed throughout that season by all BWP stars, that comment does not come lightly!
Written by Chris Gordon