Following their incredible match against the Motor City Machine Guns on Impact, the duo of Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews once again staked their claim as one of the best tag teams in the world.
Despite being released by the WWE last year, they have continued to raise their stock with various matches on the UK independent scene.
The two Welshman have teamed up in promotions like OTT, DEFEND and Attack! Pro Wrestling, putting on fantastic tag team matches wherever they go.
However, it was a recent trip to Impact wrestling that has caught the eye of the wrestling world, reminding them of the greatest of the duo from South Wales.
Who Are Subculture?
The tag team known as Subculture consists of Welsh stars Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and Dani Luna. The team was previously known as South Wales Subculture, but shortened the name following their release from the WWE.
Webster hails from Brynmawr in the South Wales Valleys, while Andrews is from Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. They are not shy of promoting their country during their career, which was clear during the NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff show in 2019.
At the event, Subculture became the first Welsh champions in WWE history. In a barnstorming three-way tag team match, they defeated Gallus and GYZ to become the first ever Welsh Champions, cementing themselves as two of the greatest Welsh wrestlers in WWE history.
The reign did not last long, but the pair remain in the history books as two of Wales most legendary pro-wrestlers – up there with Orig Williams.
They were released by the WWE in 2022, after the closure of NXT UK. They had wrestled in the promotion for a number of years, but were let go after Brexit (allegedly) caused the promotion to move to Europe.
Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster then moved onto the British indie scene, working their way back to the top and, hopefully, back up to a major American company in the future.
They are one of the top free agent tag teams in the UK today, and deserve a shot at a big company in the future – like they did in Impact wrestling.
Subculture In Impact
In May 2022, Mark Andrews was joined by a debuting Flash Morgan Webster in his return to Impact.
Andrews had previously wrestled for the company prior to signing with WWE, although he never found any championship success in the company.
They hoped to change that, when Subculture made their debut in Impact at the Under Siege pay per view, on May 25th, 2023 in London.
In London, England, they failed to take the tag team titles from ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey), although they put on a fine performance that wowed the live crowd.
The next night, Subculture (their tag team name, alongside their valet Dani Luna) wrestled a dream match against the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin).
Andrews and Website put on a good showing, but faced defeat for the second time in two nights. They lost the bout on the June 1st episode of Impact, but impressed in the ring and have likely drawn interest from all over the world for their tag team services.
Mark Andrews recently spoke about Subcultures appeared in TNA, talking about how the crowd were quiet when they first entered, but that the pair worked hard enough to win them round in the end.
During the latest edition of his My Love Letter To Wrestling podcast, Mark Andrews said;
Well do you know what’s funny actually? Obviously, the fans in attendance are like regular IMPACT fans and when we first entered, they were very, very quiet to be honest, which made it all the sweeter in the back end when they were coming up crazy for stuff with all the ‘fight forever’ chants, stuff like that, because it’s almost like, it’s nice to know that you flipped the crowd upside down
What’s Next For Subculture?
While they have not been snapped up by a major promotion yet, Subculture’s performances in Impact will have caught the eye of many top companies.
While WWE may no longer be interested in the group, AEW would be the perfect destination for the team.
With a tag team division which is one of the best of the word, yet is crying out for new talent to work with the Young Bucks, FTR and The Acclaimed, Subculture would be the perfect high-flying team for the role.
They would also be the first ever Welsh wrestlers to wrestle for the promotion, making even more history for their home nation of Cymru.
If not AEW, then New Japan Pro Wrestling would be a perfect destination for the duo. Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews would be a huge addition to the Junior Tag Team division, which could see a move up to the heavyweight division after impressing.
The future is bright for the duo, who turned 31 and 33 respectively this year, and they still have years to make their mark and move to the top of the wrestling business.
As some of the best British wrestlers in the world, the sky is truly the limit for Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and Subculture as a whole.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.