First Tournament Match Announced For Southside Wrestling ‘Speed King 2016’ + ‘Day Of Reckoning XII.5 – Need For Speed’ Match Card


Southside Wrestling have announced that first tournament match for their October 1st event, ‘Speed King 2016’ at the Ruscliffe Leisure Centre in Nottingham.

It has been confirmed that Lio Rush shall compete against “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay in a Speed King first round round tournament match in Nottingham on October 1st.

Southside Wrestling announced the match with the following:

The very first match announced for Speed King 2016 see’s the current reigning and defending Southside Speed King Champion facing someone making his Southside and European debut over the weekend as “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay takes on Lio Rush!

Last year Ospreay was also entering Speed King as the reigning and defending Champion and although he made it into the six-way elimination finals (For the second year running after he made his Speed King debut at the 2014 event) he was the very first person eliminated as El Ligero ultimately became the brand new Champion. This will be weighing upon Ospreay’s mind heavily, even as the very first ever two time Southside Speed King Champion. Although after winning one of the most prestigious junior heavyweight wrestling tournaments in the world in New Japan’s Best Of The Super Juniors and defeating Andrew Everett for the belt, Ospreay does have a lot to feel confident about.

The stakes could not be any higher for Lio Rush. Not only is he making his Southside and European debut over the weekender, he is making his debut in Europe’s premier cruiserweight wrestling tournament and he is against one of the very best high flyers in the world today. Facing the Speed King Champion in the very first round, the pressure is indeed on and even a victory over Ospreay does not guarantee him the title belt at the end of the night as he would then have to survive a six-way elimination match. As the winner of Ring Of Honor’s Top Prospect tournament last year, Rush has experienced the highs of winning a hard fought elimination tournament. However Speed King is a one night tournament and it takes a special kind of talent to be a Speed King tournament winner.

Tickets are on sale now!

Photo Credit: Southside Wrestling

The announced match card is as follows:

‘Day Of Reckoning XII.5 – Need For Speed’ Match Card

“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay vs Brian Cage


Filthy Generation (Kay Lee Ray & Stevie Boy) vs “The Death Machine” Sami Callihan & Jessicka Havok


“The Heavyweight House Of Pain” Stixx vs Fenix


‘Speed King 2016’ Match Card

Speed King 2016 First Round

Lio Rush vs “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay


Speed King Tournament Entrants: Lio Rush, Bubblegum, Fenix, Will Ospreay, Mark Haskins, Sami Callihan, Chris Ridgeway, Martin Kirby, Matt Cross, Robbie X, Chris Tyler & Stevie Boy


Kimber Lee & Melina vs Kay Lee Ray & Alex Windsor


More Information

Day Of Reckoning XII.5 Doors Open: 1.00pm. Bell Time: 2.00pm.

Speed King 2016 Doors Open: 6.00pm. Bell Time: 7.00pm.

Tickets: Available now through the official Southside Wrestling website, here. Also available on the door, on the night (dependent on availability).

Source: Southside Wrestling