Marty Scurll

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Marty Scurll
Marty Scurll Party.jpg
Scurll in 2013
Born (1988-07-26) 26 July 1988 (age 27)[1]
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Resides Bournemouth
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Marty Scurll
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Billed weight 180 lb (82 kg)[1]
Trained by Jon Ritchie
Frank Rimer
Steve Grey

Marty Scurll[2] (born 26 July 1988) is an English professional wrestler. He regularly wrestles for the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, All Star Wrestling, Premier Promotions, Live Wrestling Entertainment and many more. Alongside Zack Sabre, Jr. he is a member of popular tag team the Leaders of the New School.

Career[edit]

English promotions (2005–present)[edit]

Marty started training at Frank Rimer's Dropkixx training school which would also produce wrestlers like Darren Burridge, Martin Stone, The Kartel, Josh Faulkner and Paul Robinson.

Marty made his debut for Dropkixx at the Fondu Club in Purfleet, defeating Jimmy Starr 2 falls to 1. Once under the tutorship of Jon Ritchie who was now in charge at the legendary Dropkixx, Marty took part in Dropkixx Shoot fighting tournament the brain child of Jon Ritchie. The two categories were middleweight and heavyweight, Marty would win the middleweight tournament, becoming Dropkixx's first middleweight champion. The heavyweight tournament was won by current WWE star Wade Barrett. He competed regularly for Summit Promotions, and at the end of the year formed a tag team with Paul Robinson as 'The Party Boys' or 'The Midnight Ravers' as they were sometimes billed.

Scurll debuted for Premier Promotions. Premier would be the place where Marty would meet Phil Powers, a man Marty found himself wrestling many times in the summer season on the holiday camps circuit. On 16 July Marty wrestled his idol Steve Grey losing 2 Falls to 1 for Summit Promotions in Rayleigh, Essex.

Scurll was one of the 8 men entered into the British Wrestling United's National Under 23's Championship tournament. He fought Stiro in the first round which went to a No Contest. Scurll would later get his shot at the eventual winner Sam Slam in 2007, but would be short in defeat. The rest of the year Scurll debuted for the likes IPW:UK, and RQW, wrestling Jonny Storm, Taiji Ishimori, Bubblegum and many others.

Scurll as the British Cruiserweight Champion in April 2012.

On 5 June 2007 Marty made his debut for All Star Wrestling by defeating Jimmy Starr at Gravesend. Marty competed regularly for All Star, including main eventing Fairfield Halls, Croydon against Pro Wrestling NOAH's Shuhei Taniguchi and Tsutomu Hirayanagi. In IPW:UK, Marty would reform his tag team with Paul Robinson, but under the name 'The Leaders of the New School'. Since, they have feuded with BritRage (Mark Sloan and Wade Flitzgerald) and the Kartel. Other wrestlers Scurll has found himself up against have been Johnny Kidd, Robbie Dynamite, Martin Stone, Nick Aldis, Andy Simmonz and Swiss Money Holding. Marty Scurll wrestled and lost to Doug Williams in IPW:UK's British National Championship Tournament.[3]

In 2009, Scurll and Sabre Jr focused their attention on the IPW:UK tag team division, and picked up a memorable win against tag team champions The Thrillers (Mark Haskins and Joel Redman) during the company's February tour. A highly anticipated rematch finally took place between the teams at the 2009 "Sittingbourne Spectacular" after the Leaders' scheduled opponents had to pull out through injury. This time the championships were on the line, and the Leaders won again to claim their first championship gold in IPW:UK. The match was considered a Match of the Year candidate, and the feud between the Leaders and the Thrillers became the dominant storyline in IPW:UK through the summer, culminating in the Leaders winning a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match against their rivals in September. The Leaders have enjoyed an unbroken reign as champions since that time.

Scurll and Sabre Jr competed in the first match of the newly re-launched Frontier Wrestling Alliance in August 2009, beating Northern Xposure (NX) at "New Frontiers". The feud between these two teams would continue for the next several months, with NX eventually sealing a 2-1 victory in a best of three series after defeating Sabre Jr and Scurll at "British Uproar" in February 2010. Since then the Leaders of the New School have entered into the promotion's tag team championship tournament, qualifying for the semi finals after defeating Project Ego at "The Art of War".

On 28 April 2012, Scurll defeated Sami Callihan in the final of an eight-man tournament to determine the new British Cruiserweight Champion.[4]

Scurll wrestled on the debut show of London-based PROGRESS Wrestling and pursued the Progress champion Nathan Cruz, losing in the match to crown the inaugural champion and then losing in a 2 out of 3 falls rematch three months later. He would also take part in the promotion's first Super Strong Style 16 tournament, defeating Eddie Dennis and Dave Mastiff before losing to Zack Sabre, Jr. in his semi-final match. [5]

On 15 March 2014, Scurll defeated Colt Cabana in a 30 Minute Iron Fist match to become Revolution Pro Wrestling Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion. Scurll would go on to successfully defend the championship against the likes of Ricochet, Kevin Steen, Martin Stone, Davey Richards, Doug Williams, Shelton Benjamin, Rocky Romero and others, before losing the title to New Japan Pro Wrestling import AJ Styles at the 2015 Summer Sizzler event on June 14th, 2015.[6]

Scurll debuted for Scotland's Insane Championship Wrestling promotion in late 2014, unsuccessfully challenging Kenny Williams for the ICW Zero-G Championship before continuing to appear for the promotion in 2015.[7][8]

On 4 April 2015, at a sold-out British Championship Wrestling event in Scotland, Scurll challenged Drew Galloway in a Double Title match for both the Evolve World Championship and the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Championship – but was defeated.[9]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2012–2013)[edit]

In late 2012, Scurll began competing in TNA's newest program TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp that began airing on January 1, 2013 on Challenge. On 14 February edition of Impact he teamed up with The Blossom Twins (Hannah and Holly) to face the team of Tara, Jessie, and Gail Kim. They were defeated after Gail Kim pinned Hannah. During the match Scurll was injured after performing a suicide dive into the metal railing.[10][11]

In wrestling[edit]

Scurll performs a missile dropkick.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Danish Pro Wrestling
    • DPW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA FIGHT! NATION
    • NWA British Championship (1 time, current)[15]
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
    • SWE Speed King Championship (1 time)
  • Swiss Wrestling Entertainment
    • SWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Ultimate Pro Wrestling
    • UPW Championshi (1 time, current)[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c All Star British Wrestling Events
  2. ^ "IPW:UK profile". www.ipwuk.com. 
  3. ^ IPW:UK :: International Pro Wrestling :: British National Championship
  4. ^ "Results from IPW:UK Revolution Supershow". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Results". PROGRESS Wrestling. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1976&page=5&reign=3
  7. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=4255&page=4&year=2014&promotion=218
  8. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=4255&page=4&year=2015&promotion=218
  9. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=123922
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU2FRprjgWw
  11. ^ "TNA Impact CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 2/14: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Angle vs. Joe, three other top singles match, and the new #1 contender is...wait until next week". Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  12. ^ a b Green, Dave (2014-03-16). "Show results - 3/15 RPW in London: Sting makes appearance before main event, Cabana defends top title, Young Bucks, Lethal, Dutt, Inner City Machine Guns, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  13. ^ "British Cruiserweight Champion History". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Undisputed British Tag Team Champions History". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  15. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=2581
  16. ^ https://www.facebook.com/UltimateProWrestling/photos/a.340579922756941.1073741831.302877373193863/530452810436317/?type=1&theater
  17. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=2628

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