30 in 30: FWA’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about FWA’s Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 229

Frequency new videos are added: New videos stopped being uploaded to the channel in November 2011.

Frequency full shows are added: No new shows have been added recently, but there are 28 episodes of FWA Front Line on the channel.

Total views of the most popular video: 32,676

FWA had an incredibly active channel that began it’s life in 2009. The fact that the channel died a little over a year ago is as close to a tragedy as anything concerning a YouTube channel closing down can get to. The channel has full shows, full matches and phenomenal video quality. Speaking of phenomenal, AJ Styles even pops up on the channel along with some other big names like CM Punk and Colt Cabana. In addition to these widely known American names there is a bunch of talent present from the United Kingdom including current TNA rookie, Rockstar Spud. FWA still has a very well designed website, but it’s most recent news update is from April 2012.

A recommended clip:

Mark Andrews vs. “The Wild Boar” Mike Hitchman

This is a match from the FWA adrenaline division (think TNA’s X division, but more European). I would say the two men from Wales competing are great examples of young lions, but Mike Hitchman has the moniker “The Wild Boar.” Oh well, two great examples of animals featured prominently in The Lion King anyway. Staying true to his name Hitchman shows that pigs can’t fly and he has a grounded style while Mark Andrews is a high flyer. The two go back and forth throughout the match trading big spots. Given that they use different techniques though the spots vary quite a big.

Hitchman opens the match with a simple headlock, but before long Andrews is already flipping over the top rope onto him. Back inside Hitchman hits a vicious looking release German suplex, but then a short while later Andrew wallops him with an enziguri. To cap off the bout Andrews hits two final great moves, a double stomp off the top rope and a shooting star press.

After the match a heavyweight wrestler named Styx comes to the ring. He grabs a mic and gives Andrews credit for his athleticism before hyping his own awesomeness. Styx then predictably pummels Andrews. It kind of kills any prestige the two adrenaline division guys could have gotten from this experience, but oh well.



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