Saturday 17 August 2013, the night that The Babyface Pitbull ended his 12 month absence as the PWI:BWP World Catchweight Champion as he defeated the then-Champ, ’100% Welsh Beef’ Dylan Roberts … but not without controversy, lots and lots of controversy!
For 12 months The Pitbull, along with Manager Baz-Mac, had been planning and plotting the night that would see The Babyface Pitbull regain his precious Championship, but nobody could have expected what went down on that Saturday night at Prestatyn Ffrith Beach Arena as ‘The Pack’ was formed!
In order to beat Dylan Roberts, it took 5 men … Pitbull, Baz-Mac, Marc Morgan, Ciaran McConnell and, most shocking of all, Keith Myatt! As a hooded Morgan entered the ring and took Roberts out with a steel chair, McConnell & Myatt (having competed earlier in the night in tag action) stormed to the ring chasing off Pitbull, Baz & Morgan, standing over a beaten, but not yet defeated Dylan Roberts. With his ‘friends’ by his side, Roberts scrambled to his feet to finish the job he had started, only to be hit with a double DDT onto the steel chair by McConnell & Myatt!! As the BWP Faithful were left in total stunned silence and Baz-Mac revived the referee, Myatt & McConnell dragged Pitbull on top of ’100% Welsh Beef’ as the insult. Ladies & gentlemen, your new PWI:BWP World Catchweight Champion for the 3rd time, The Babyface Pitbull!
Although Pitbulls 3rd reign only lasted 7 days thanks to ‘Liverpools No1′ Zack Gibson successfully returning to cash in his MITB contract inside the 15ft solid steel cage, Pitbulls Pack is most certainly not beaten. Far from it. Lets take a look at each member of The Pack and what they bring to the table for the most dangerous group ever to run on Britannia Wrestling soils.
The Babyface Pitbull
Trained in more aspects of mixed martial arts than most UFC fighters, trained by Team Taz Dojo NY and one of the most decorated Superstars not only in Britannia Wrestling Promotions history, but in British Wrestling history too! Multiple award winner over numerous years and one of the longest standing BWP Superstars ever. Pitbull has done it all, more or less, here at Britannia Wrestling. His epic battles with ‘The Juice’ CJ Banks stemming over 18 months were some of the best matches ever to take place at BWP.
Once the fan favourite with the BWP Faithful for a very long time, before aligning himself with his best friend and Manager, Baz-Mac – confessing that it was time for Pitbull to think about Pitbull. No more smiles and photographs with the BWP fans, unless they are willing to pay for the ‘privilege’. Pitbull has proven that he can win match after match against any opponent and do so in style with class, these days you would find it difficult to find a single ounce of class as his amended in-ring style shows no remorse nor restraint, and certainly no respect.
Pitbull started The Pack for a reason, we don’t believe that regaining the PWI:BWP World Catchweight Championship was the sole reason last August, we think that the best (or worst!) is yet to come, but what? And why?
First stepping into a BWP ring to orchestrate his new client breaking the shoulder of BWP Owner & Founder, Steve Saxon, Baz-Mac started as he intended to go on.
The lifelong friend & training partner of The Babyface Pitbull, Baz-Mac has had his eye on Britannia Wrestling Promotions for some time, picking the best time to not only appear but to strike. Since he took over the Pitbulls contract here in BWP Baz-Mac also found himself with a very lucrative position handed to him by now-former General Manager, Sean Aston. Baz was the Assistant GM throughout the entire BWP 2013 Summer Season, an opportunity to push his Pitbull up and to hold everybody else down!
Baz-Mac is a shrewd, but smart businessman, decked out in designer suits, Italian shoes and Rolex watches, Baz-Mac oozes success, but what kind of success is he now looking for, not just for the Babyface Pitbull, for his other Pack members? Although to most The Pack is Pitbulls baby, most people in the locker room are fully aware that this is indeed Baz-Macs brain child, and Baz-Mac doesn’t do anything unless there is something big involved, for him!
The 2012 Rookie of the Year certainly made sure that people remembered his name in 2013! Ironically, most of 2013 was spent battling with fellow Pack member, Keith Myatt. They battled from venue to venue across North Wales for months, from straight one-on-one contests to Street Fights, even a Hair Vs Career match that saw the long, blond locks that once blessed Morgans head be shaved clean off in the centre of the ring in Penyffordd, Flintshire! To Marc Morgan, people may have laughed at him, may have boo’d and heckled him as he visciously beat up Keith Myatt month after month, but they were not going to forget his name!
Why did Morgan join The Pack? We can only assume that following his loss to Myatt and the loss of his hair, Morgan went on a bit of a downward spiral, picking up very few victories in the months to follow. Perhaps The Pack was an opportunity for Marc Morgan to get back up to the spotlight and to prove that he is, as a lot have dubbed him, one of the stars of the future. Maybe Morgan wants his future, now?
Already we have seen the young Superstar come to Pitbulls aid during the impromptu MITB Steel Cage Match at BWP Lethal Intentions, putting his own body on the line in an effort to save
his bosses Championship and reputation. Fast forward to November and we saw both Morgan and Pitbull in the final round of a BWP Knock Out Parade – possibly the biggest opportunity of Morgans life and he decided to lay down and allow The Babyface Pitbull to pin him, 1-2-3 for the win, Morgans response was that of joy at what he had done for his boss.
Without a doubt, Marc Morgan is one of the most talented individuals in British Wrestling, but will this new outlook on life combined with the high profile lifestyle he now sustains, project Morgan forward, or hold him back?
The BWP 2013 Female of the Year – Lana Austin. Easy on the eye and can kick some serious butt. Introduced to Britannia Wrestling Promotions 12 months ago as the girlfriend of The Babyface Pitbull, throughout the course of 2013 she slowly put herself in the midst of the mayhem and action by taking on other woman AND men! She has beaten BWP Trainer, Alex Pownall, Head Referee, Max Davies and, quite ironically, Marc Morgan (who took too much pleasure in wearing one of Lana’s dresses following his loss!), of course she has also beaten the likes of Nixon, Porsche and TigerLilly as well, always with an impressive arsenal of moves and a unique style, Lana Austin seems to be able to hold her own.
Her boyfriend, The Pitbull, clearly calls all shots though. Its a rare occasion when Lana is not too far behind Pitbull, whether at ringside, backstage or out and about, the two are inseparable. How does Lana fit into The Pack and what is her role? She has proven that she has what it takes to be a BWP Superstar, but is this what she wants? Is it what the Babyface Pitbull and The Pack want?
During the ‘Babyface Pitbull Appreciation Night’ ceremony, BWP Owner & Founder Steve Saxon crashed the party and told The Pack what he thought of them (and ending Baz-Macs Summer Season Assistant GM role!), as the Sax Man said himself, McConnell turning his back on the BWP Faithful was one of the biggest shocks of them all. Even the boss man didn’t see it coming! McConnell was one of Steve Saxons closest friends in and out of this business. A close family friend who only really wrestled for Britannia Wrestling Promotions due to his responsibilities to his own company, Infinite Promotions (of which Steve Saxon helped McConnell to start up, apparently) – Ciaran always stated that BWP was his home and was very close to his heart. In an interview conducted in June, McConnell suggested that maybe he was tired of ‘being there’ for Steve Saxon whenever he needed someone to feed to his top tier guys, maybe McConnell was fed up of being considered, by some, to be there solely due to his friendship with Saxon?
Since hooking up with The Pack, more noteably Keith Myatt, Ciaran McConnell picked up his 2nd BWP Tag Team Championship title (the 1st being with Corey E as the ‘Classic Combo’) very quickly. He was then awarded, along with Myatt, the PWI World Tag Team Championships at the BWP 5th Annual Awards Bash in December. Was it a good move for Ciaran to give up everything and everybody that he ever believed in to run with a group of fame, fortune and power hungry ego’s? It certainly looks like he made a good ‘business’ decision at least.
‘British Wrestling Royalty’ Keith Myatt – the current reigning PWI World Tag Team Champion with his good buddy, Ciaran McConnell. Keith Myatt has been working the British Wrestling circuit for over 30 years, often referencing his World of Sport and Reslo days, Myatt has run with the biggest dogs ever to be known in this country – now it seems, he is ready to run with another dog, The Pitbull!
Steve Saxon noted that if it wasn’t for the likes of Myatt there would be no Steve Saxon and there certainly would be no Britannia Wrestling Promotions. Keith Myatt took the young Saxon rookie under his wing over 15 years ago and remained a close personal friend ever since, although Saxon didn’t seem that surprised by Myatts business decision. Keith is used to doing whatever it takes in this business to remain relevent and on top – the fact he is still going strong after 30+ years proves that fact. Keith Myatt is merely looking out for himself, ensuring that he gets another few years out of one of the number 1 promotion in Wales.
However, fair warning to The Pack – this isn’t the first time that Keith Myatt has turned to underhand tactics to save his own spot on a roster, over the years he has turned back and forth to whatever is the most favorable position within a company to make sure he is that main stay, if he did it to a lifelong friend and the boss, Steve Saxon, then whats to say he wouldn’t do it again to, say, The Pack?
So there you have it – The Pack – the past, present & future of British Professional Wrestling – but who’s next? Is there anybody next? Will The Pack be looking at hiring in extra talent to further strengthen and advance their numbers? Or are they happy with their current roster of Stars? Only time will tell – but for now, let’s here what you have to say on these matters?