December 9th 2008, was the last time the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship was defended on the British Isle. Blue Demon Jr., prior to the NWA Showcase taping later that month, defended the title across the Atlantic against Solar. This would mark the first title defense in the UK since the TNA Split. Now nearly three years later the “Scrap Iron” will bring the Legendary 10lbs. of Gold to showcase his skills against some of the finest wrestlers from the United Kingdom. The dates are October 28, Wales, October 29, Tonbridge, Kent, and October 30, East Tilbury, Essex.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce was sincere when he stated “No stone will be left unturned,” in his One Last Ride Tour. Since winning the championship a little over two months ago at the Ohio State Fair, Pearce has been acquiring booking dates, not just across the United States, but around the World.
One month into the Worlds Champion reign, he traveled to Carrollton to defend against TNA’s Gunner, Warner-Robins to defeat Zach Salvation, and to Brownsville to face Ben Galvan. 29 Dates will take the Worlds Champion into the new year with stops in Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, West Virgina, Illinois, Tennessee, California, Georgia, Kansas, Oregon and notably, to the United Kingdom. “I’m very honored to be taking the ’10 Pounds of Gold’ back to the UK. The British scene has always been a hotbed for pro wrestling, and am I very happy that NWA Hammerlock has given me this opportunity.”
The United Kingdom has two NWA active wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom currently, NWA Hammerlock and Scottish Wrestling Alliance. The last English born wrestler to wear the NWA Worlds Championship was Gary Steele who defeated Naoya Ogawa for the title. Pearce’s last experience wrestling against a English born wrestler was Nigel McGuinness, whom he faced off against a Champion vs. Champion match pitting the ROH Championship against the NWA Worlds Championship in Dayton Ohio, June 2008.