Second Tournament Match Confirmed For Knockout Wrestling ‘Road To Gold III’


Knockout Wrestling have confirmed a second tournament match for their October 8th event, ‘Road To Gold III’ at The Cottages in Barrow-in-Furness.

It has been announced that “Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway will compete against “The Boy Next Door” Drew Parker in a Road To Gold first round tournament match in Barrow-in-Furness on October 8th.

Knockout Wrestling announced the match with the following:

The Road to Gold III Tournament starts to take shape as we can officially bring you the second match set to take place on Saturday October 8th live from The Cottages as “The Boy Next Door” Drew Parker takes on “Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway in the first round of the Road To Gold Tournament!

Drew Parker made his debut in last years Road to Gold tournament, failing to advance to the final, but earning himself a spot on the KOW roster by winning over the fans with his athleticism and determination to keep on fighting in the face of defeat. Drew would bring YOLO Squad partner Ethan Silver into the fray, beginning to pick up victories in single and tag team competition as he established himself as a permanent fixture in a KOW ring. Parker challenged for the KOW Championship earlier in the year, coming just moments away from dethroning the “Superbeast” Dan Moloney, but despite that loss, “The Boy Next Door” now has a taste for the gold and is chomping at the bit for another opportunity at the title, and on October 8th, he can earn that championship opportunity in just one night, but first, he will have to get past “Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway!

Ridgeway will step into the Cottages in 9 days time as the only man competing this year to have previously won the Road to Gold tournament, winning the first ever tournament back in 2013, following that victory up with the longest championship reign in our companies history! It was that title reign that led to his bitter war with former friend “#1” Damian Dunne, leading to one of the most intensely personal battles in KOW history at Deception back in July where Ridgeway came out the victor in a barbaric street fight finally ending the violence between the two. Ridgeway ended the show by announcing that he would not be at the next KOW event due to ongoing contract negotiations with management, but terms were reached between the two parties, meaning Ridgeway will make his return in the biggest way possible, competing in the tournament that he helped put on the map!

Ridgeway and Parker will meet in a KOW ring for the very first time on October 8th, and with both men hungry for a title shot, sparks are sure to fly when two of our most exciting wrestlers collide with a spot in the Four Way Eliminator final on the line! Be at The Cottages next Saturday night as we present one of our biggest events of the year!

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The announced match card is as follows:

Match Card

Road To Gold Tournament  First Round

“The Kid” Ethan Silver vs “The Rascal” Bubblegum


Road To Gold Tournament  First Round

“Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway vs “The Boy Next Door” Drew Parker


Road To Gold Tournament

Confirmed Entrants: Ricky J McKenzie, ‘Knockout King Of KOW” Chris Brookes, “The Rascal” Bubblegum, “Number One” Damian Dunne, “The Boy Next Door” Drew Parker, “Smashmouth” Chris Ridgeway, “The Kid” Ethan Silver and “Masked Sensation” Nightmare


More Information

Doors Open: 7.00pm.

Tickets: Available now from the venue. Also available on the door, on the night (dependent on availability).

Source: Knockout Wrestling