Live Report: Revolution Pro Live at The Cockpit 44

Steve Harris sends in a report on Rev Pro's Live at the Cockpit 44 show featuring Michael Oku taking on El Phantasmo, quarter-final matches of the Royal Quest Tournament & more.

Event: Revolution Pro Live at The Cockpit 44

Venue: The Cockpit Theatre, London

Submitted by: Steve Harris

Half of the card was made up of quarter-final matches in a tag team tournament, with the winners receiving an IWGP tag title shot at Royal Quest on August 31.

Andy Quildan began the show with a couple of announcements. Head referee Chris Roberts is finishing up with Rev Pro this month to head to NXT UK, Roberts has been a big part of Rev Pro and also, until recently, Progress since the companies were founded in 2012.

Quildan also announced that his representative against David Starr at Summer Sizzler will be Will Ospreay. If Starr wins, he gains control of Rev Pro. An Ospreay victory would see Starr gone from the promotion.

Chris Brookes over Ricky Shane Page
All kinds of chicanery involving Kid Lykos before Brookes won via tap out.

Road to Royal Quest Tournament Quarter Final
Gabriel Kidd and Shaun Jackson over Kenneth Halfpenny and Brendan White
Contenders vs Contenders, an intense match that the crowd appreciated.

Hikuleo over TK Cooper
Cooper was attacked with a brick by Rob Lias during his entrance. Lias cut a lengthy promo on Cooper before challenging him to a match at Summer Sizzler. Cooper was unconscious the whole time. Hikuleo then came out for his match with Cooper, forcing Roberts to ring the bell and placing his foot on Cooper’s chest for the immediate win.

Hikuleo over Contender
Unsatisfied, Hikuleo challenged one of the Contenders on ringside duties. The unnamed opponent was given some great firing up spots that got the crowd totally behind him before Hikuleo finally beat him.

Road to Royal Quest Tournament Quarter Final
Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) over The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz and Desmond Xavier)
No surprises here in a tournament setting as the Rev Pro regulars defeated the guest imports. A terrific match won with a fidget spinner on Wentz.

Road to Royal Quest Tournament Quarter Final
MK McKinnan and Dan Moloney over Team White Wolf (A-Kid and Carlos Romo)
A hard-hitting contest won when Moloney slapped Romo’s head off and hit a piledriver for the win. A-Kid turned on Romo after the match, calling him the weak link and spitting on him.

David Starr over Senza Volto
This was Volto’s debut in Rev Pro, and having seen him elsewhere I was looking forward to the match. It ended up being good, but there was too much comedy for me, especially with Starr being involved in a serious main event angle at Summer Sizzler. Starr cut his trademark promo post-match pushing his ‘We the Independent’ movement and vowing to defeat Ospreay at York Hall

Road to Royal Quest Tournament Quarter Final
Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom over Dan Magee and Kurtis Chapman
Good brawl around the ring with Magee bleeding from the head, and the Rev Pro tag champs advancing with Bodom pinning Chapman. A promo from Samuels after the match claiming they shouldn’t have to compete in tournaments but would win it and get a ‘fat New Japan contract’.

Michael Oku over El Phantasmo
This show has run pretty long, but nobody cared during this main event, which Oku won with a surprise small package. The highlight was Oku hitting a double foot stomp from the back row of the theatre to ELP laying on the first (The Cockpit only goes back 4 rows). Hikuleo beat down Oku afterward before ELP hit him with the Cruiserweight title.