A few tweets were released by Noel Clarke (an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhood).
This was met with a mixed response from wrestling fans and wrestlers on Twitter. Many said that there are better promotions that deserve a big TV deal with Insane Championship Wrestling, Progress Wrestling and Rev Pro being named multiple times amongst others.
The other problem many talked about was the fact that a lot of the top guys from the U.K. are either signed with WWE (Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Mark Andrews, Wolfgang etc) or are becoming huge stars in Japan (Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay and Zack Sabre JR).
Then there is still a rumour that the WWE are still considering doing a U.K. show. But nothing has really come of that over the last year since they did the U.K. tournament in January.
I do think it would be good to bring it back in some way as obviously it would give the guys and girls here more work and money. It would put British Wrestling back on the platform it so deserves in this country and finally we will get to see something on ITV that is actually entertaining with people that actually have real talent. Considering all the fake and fixed reality shows on ITV you would think Wrestling would be the perfect fit for this channel.
British Wrestling has huge strength in depth when it comes to talent and I could think of well over 100 guys and girls that are not signed with WWE or out in Japan that could be put on that show and it would be amazing.
So in my opinion if it had the right people behind it and was given a fair chance there is no reason it couldn’t be a success. Also if Noel Clarke did get involved the creative and storylines could be quite interesting.