Wrestling’s British Invasion
We tend to think of Brits as reserved, calm, and level-headed. Aldis, Latimer, Bennet and Scurll, are cut from a different cloth. They aim to colonize the world of professional wrestling. They are custom-designed from head to toe, well-coiffed, charismatic thugs. The British have invaded.
Tonight’s episode of #NWAPowerrr was an absolute banger. In the end, we sat stunned as Nick Aldis, Thomas Latimer, Royce Isaacs and Kamille Brickhouse, pulverized Tim Storm. Folks, there’s is a new stable in town.
Social media is calling them the new Four Horsemen. I disagree. There’s something far more sinister going on here. It’s a gradual infiltration.
The National Wrestling Alliance has always been a player on the world stage but has remained true to its American roots. Someone is digging up those roots. To quote Paul Revere “The British are coming!”
Here’s the lineup:
Champ Nick Aldis, our current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, is from King’s Lynn, England.
Thomas Latimer, pillar of the Tag Team division, is from Callow, Herefordshire, England.
Recently added to the commentary team is Stu Bennet from Manchester, England.
Who waltzes into the studio, demanding the position of #1 Contender? The Villain, Marty Scurll. He hails from Cambridge, England.
There are also two Benedict Arnolds of the group. Kamille Brickhouse and Royce Isaacs add an American accent to this “Quartet of Violence.”
What do these English gentlemen bring to the table? Let’s start with the character traits they have in common. No one can deny that they bring class to the Alliance. Aldis enters wearing a custom 3-piece suit and designer shoes. The tanned, herculean Latimer stalks his prey, while draped in a dark kilt, with “Evil” spelled out on its side. Stu Bennet preens in his perfect suits, and Windsor-knotted ties. Scurll refuses to leave his flat without a fur coat, stylish glasses the ever-practical umbrella. They are all English and have tremendous style.
Their differences are what make them dangerous. Aldis steps in the ring and methodically tears down his opponent until true violence becomes necessary. He alone chooses when to flip that switch.
Latimer unleashes a violence of shock and awe and advances until the job is finished.
Stu Bennet is shrewd and interprets wrestling like a game of chess. He’s only on commentary at the moment, but I fear there is rage, lying in wait.
Scurll is a gifted grappler, who can put on a clinic of mat technique. However, he’s not above breaking a combatant’s fingers, in a moment of desperation.
From a distance, they seem to be mounting an assault. They’ve worked in some of the most largest wrestling promotions in history: ROH, TNA, WWE, NJPW, and others. But today, this foursome is laying siege to the most prolific of all promotions, the National Wrestling Alliance.
We tend to think of Brits as reserved, calm, and level-headed. Aldis, Latimer, Bennet, and Scurll, are cut from different cloth. They aim to colonize the world of professional wrestling. They are custom-designed from head to toe, well-coiffed, charismatic thugs. The British have invade