Resurrection – YOUR British Wrestling Magazine

by Firefly on 17th March 2014

The British wrestling scene has been going from strength-to-strength over the past few years, and with the increased media coverage being afforded to it, particularly with the recent UK-wide airing of the Insane Championship Wrestling “Insane Fight Club” documentary on BBC One, things look set to sky-rocket even further.

Resurrection, an A5-sized bimonthly magazine aimed at providing an in-depth look into the excellence present in British wrestling, hopes to capitalise on that. Heavily focusing on the British wrestling scene, with a tag line of “Your British Wrestling Magazine”, today marks the release of their début issue.

I had the pleasure of being the first person outside the team to read it, and I can say with certainty that the magazine is sure to be a smashing success, owing to the wealth of content on offer.

While the magazine is fully committed to their focus on the British wrestling scene, they are also more than happy to applaud the accomplishments of those who have moved on, as evidenced by their cover feature focusing on the rise of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling star Magnus, along with the first part of an interview conducted with TNA British Boot Camp stars The Blossom Twins, who recently announced their retirement from professional wrestling.

This first issue also marks the first inductee into Resurrection’s Hall of Fame, which aims to recognise not only wrestlers, but also those who work behind the scenes and whom are instrumental to the success of British wrestling.

Profiles shine a spotlight on promotions and wrestlers that readers may not have been aware of before, while reviews of live events and DVDs are also present, along with a list of upcoming shows, to further showcase what is on offer from the numerous promotions around the country.

Those who reminisce about the heyday, including ITV’s “World Of Sport”, will not be left out either, with the first part of a feature focusing on the history of the British wrestling scene.

Commenting on the launch of the magazine, Resurrection Editor Matt Barnes said “We are absolutely thrilled with Issue 1 of Resurrection, and we are even more thrilled to be able to give such prominent coverage to the British wrestling scene. The UK is filled with some of the hardest-working and most talented grapplers in the world, and this kind of magazine has been needed for a long time.”

He went on to add “We’d like to thank everybody who has been involved so far on any level, including our outstanding team of writers, many of whom have never written for a print publication, our photographers, and of course the companies and grapplers we have featured. “

For those who pre-ordered the print version of Resurrection Issue 1, with the exclusive trading cards, they will be mailed out today and should arrive in the next few days (depending upon recipient location and the postal services of course), while those who pre-ordered the digital version should already find it in their email inbox.

Those who didn’t pre-order don’t have to lose out however, as there are still a number of print copies available to order too, as well as the option of buying a digital copy continuing to be available.

In fact, those who act fast can take advantage of a 50% discount on the digital copy of Issue 1, but don’t take long as it’s a limited-time offer! To take advantage of it and pay £1.50 rather than the usual £3, buy the mag via the following link:

Print copies and subscriptions, along with digital subscriptions, are available to order via the links on the official Issue 1 order page at

Those looking to order print copies and subscriptions but are located outside the UK should not use the print-copy links on the order page, but instead email as shipping prices can vary.

For more information about Resurrection, you can visit the official site at, as well as interact with the team on Twitter (at @ResMagUK) and Facebook (at

About the Author: Firefly

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), and even later numerous independent promotions, TNA and now the very captivating challenger known as AEW.

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