WCPW’s first ever iPPV Refuse To Lose is now only little over a week away, and the excitement is at fever pitch. The live event is long since sold out, but fans around the world can still tune into the action on pay-per-view. Here’s how:
- Sign up to WhatCulture Extra (https://whatculture.com/extra) for just $6.99 per month, which gives you Refuse To Lose live (and on demand), in addition to a host of extra, exclusive content (including being able to see WCPW Loaded a day before it airs on YouTube)
- Watch it as a one-off on the FITE TV app (http://www.fite.tv/v/fdaa30cc3cf1bac7339b695aeebed446) for $14.99
The card for Refuse To Lose is absolutely stacked, featuring the following marquee bouts.
The American Hero, Kurt Angle, battles WCPW favourite the Local Hero, Joe Hendry, in the epic main event of Refuse To Lose. Hendry won the Kurt Angle Invitational on Loaded to earn the match with his childhood hero, now he needs to battle him in one-on-one combat in what is easily the biggest match of his career.
The WCPW Championship will be defended when champion Joseph Conners takes on the insanely popular Martin Kirby. WCPW’s resident “dick’ed” has been haranguing Adam Pacitti for months about a title shot, and on Loaded #10 the put-upon GM was left with no choice but to grant him one. Kirby took it upon himself to ruin the show, throwing the format out of the window by hijacking TV time with a spot of Kirby-oke, then handcuffing himself to the bottom rope and refusing to leave. To save the show, Pacitti was forced to grant Kirby the match. Now he has that opportunity, ‘Kirb Krawlers’ everywhere will be fully behind his quest.
The WCPW Internet Championship was created by Eric Bischoff back at Stacked, with the original match pitting El Ligero against Jay Lethal for the newly-formed belt. When Lethal was forced to pull out due to Japanese commitments, GM Adam Pacitti acted quickly to replace him, bringing in recent ex-WWE star Alberto El Patrón in his place. Following a victory over El Ligero on the same show, Travis Banks confronted Adam Pacitti and demanded to be added to the match. Pacitti, feeling threatened and at the end of his tether after a rough night, relented. Who will be crowned the historic first ever WCPW Internet Champion at Refuse To Lose?
Cody Rhodes has made no secret of the fact that he wants to travel the world ticketing off opponents from his self-styled bucket list, and in doing so providing to the world that he is one of the finest wrestlers on the planet. Doug Williams does not approve. The man christened by fans as ‘Mr. Brexit’ abhors imported talent coming into the UK and “stealing spots from British wrestlers”, so he has vowed to cut Cody’s tour short by defeating him at Refuse To Lose and sending him packing back to the United States.
Oh, Adam Blampied, what mess have you got yourself into this time? The man referred to by Adam Pacitti as “sewer rat” has had quite the influence over WCPW happenings from the get-go, which included bringing Rampage into the promotion. When Blampied saw what he perceived as weakness in Rampage (he refused to do a banned piledriver on his opponents), he cut ties with him and joined forces with Big Damo. Blampied and Damo wreaked havoc in WCPW, attacking officials, referees, security personnel and other wrestlers, including a vicious assault on Rampage that left him with broken ribs. Pacitti had seen enough. After the ‘Beast From Belfast’ lost out to Alberto El Patrón at Loaded #10 and was fired from the promotion, the GM announced that Rampage would finally be allowed to exact his revenge on Blampied in a Street Fight at Refuse To Lose. If Blampied fails to win, he is also fired from the promotion. It should be quite the spectacle! How will Blampied weasel his way out of this one?
Refuse To Lose will witness only the second ever UK date for Japanese hard-man Minoru Suzuki, who battles WCPW’s resident tough guy Joe Coffey in what promises to be an enthralling, hard-hitting contest. Suzuki and Coffey and both brutal competitors who tear into opponents with relentless, sustained attacks. Both men love to fight and enjoy inflicting pain on their opponents.
This match could be an instant classic. Don’t miss it!