Skip to main content

Spotlight: Ricky Knight Jr.


The next edition of my spotlight series and I prepare to tread on hallowed ground, by writing about one of the members of THE wrestling dynasty here in the UK, The Knights.

Now let me precursor this by saying the Knight family rightly have full respect of professional wrestling, from the heads of the family Ricky Knight (Wrestler and Owner of WAW) and Sweet Saraya Knight (Wrestler and Owner of Bellatrix) to their children Roy and Zak (The Hooligans) and Paige (former NXT/WWE Womens Champion).
I could and should spend hours gushing and paying tribute to each of these individual talents, however today im looking at the future.. the 3rd generation, I present the outstanding Ricky Knight jr.

Lets just start by saying that RKJ is 17 years old, but at 17 and he already had a wealth of knowledge and experience, he constantly performs at an incredible level and is without doubt one of the future stars of the UK wrestling scene.
Having been watching him perform over the last year, I must admit to being impressed, not just with his in ring performance but his constant professional attitude and the way he carries himself.
RKJ likes to mix his wrestling style, adapting his offence against his opponants, he does however use an awesome 450 Splash and Yakuza Kick to devestating effect as part of his usual moveset however for me RKJ shines when flying through the air, having utilised swanton bombs, missing dropkicks, springboard forearms and moonsaults to wow audiences.

He has mixed it up with plenty of talents including veterans like Jonny Storm, Jody Fleisch and El Ligero, never losing a step and constantly gaining fans in the process.
At a time where the UK wrestling scene is being viewed by the world with eager eyes and the plethora or international talent hits our shores, performers like RKJ will be in high demand and continue to excel his reputation with 5 star matches.

Coming from a family rich in wrestling heritage can be difficult, trying to create your own name in the business, to stand out and with pressure to represent the name with as much pride and talent as those that blazed the trail before..
Its safe to say RKJ does it already. He is already a sensation and will continue to grow, the sky is the limit for someone as talented as him and he will wave the flag for UK wrestling for years to come.

Go to a show or follow on social media, either way Ricky Knight jr. has big things ahead of him. The future is now.

Find RKJ here:
Twitter: @Ricky_KnightJr
www.wawuk.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Wrestlemania 34 Review

So as per tradition here is my official Wrestlemania 34 Review. Match by match I will give my opinions (for whatever they're worth), remember though, this is strictly my opinion and nothing more. With that, let us begin.. Pre-Show: We descend upon the Superdome and are greeted with the 5th annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal . As per usual, the poor unfortunate ones who haven't found themselves in a featured match on the card, begin slowly filling up the ring. The Battle Royal has always felt somewhat like an anticlimactic event, the winner gets a trophy but doesn't gain much else from the win. Being honest I wasn't bothered too much by who would win. Sad really. HOWEVER.. What actually transpired was something 'wonderful'. A highlight of sorts came from 'Woken' Matt Hardy bumping into Tye Dillinger and comically exclaiming 'Who are you?' before Tye showed him '10' and the crowd chanted, which in turn led to Matt

My 2017

So as usual I'm doing my year in review summery. 2017 has been an interesting year for me, in terms of growth, challenges and learning more about myself. Its been a year that at times has been difficult, but I feel like the things have been difficult in order to provide me with a stronger outlook and resolve heading into 2018. Life does have a interesting way of balancing itself, although bad happens eventually good will always rise up to equal it. I've met some amazing new people this year too. People that although I haven't known long, I am very grateful for their presence in my life. I feel very happy to have each and every person who has spent time with me or talking to me this year. You all know who you are and we all have great times to come. I broke straight edge after 10 years, something that was a big thing for me, an evolution of sorts. I've also added more tattoos to my body, which will continue next year too I have taken in some amazing gigs thi

Remembering Dave Melillo 'Talk Is Cheap'

Its funny how the past still influences the future, and in that vein its safe to say it's funny how my past musical loves can influence me still today. Anyone who knows me will attest that I have been a pop punk fan since they first met me, be it a year ago or 20 years ago. Back in the summer of 2006 I discovered an EP entitled 'Talk is Cheap', it was released through Drive Thru Records (a label that housed some of my favourite bands) and was by a singer songwriter called Dave Melillo. The EP was an enriched blend of acoustic guitar and piano laden melodies, all drenching a mix of forlorn and optimistic lyrics. The reason the EP stuck with me was simply because the songs are so accessable, especially as lyrically its easy to relate to everything Dave sang. Comparisons will be made to the likes of Dashboard Confessional or The Rocket Summer, and whilst the acoustic singer songwriter aspect is the same, Dave very much has his own voice and take on the genre. One las