ICW are taking the Square Go on the road as they return to Newcastle’s O2 Academy on February 5th. The card for this show is stacked from top to bottom, as expected from ICW events.
The main event for this Sunday’s show will see the traditional Square Go match. 1 match, 30 participants, 5 weapons. The winner receives a briefcase which they can cash in at any time over the next 12 months for a shot at the ICW World Heavyweight Title. The rules are simple;
2 men will start the match. Other entrants will come into the match at timed intervals, with 5 of them entering with a weapon of their choosing. Eliminations occur when an opponent is tossed over the top rope with both feet landing on the floor. The last man standing will earn a future title opportunity whenever they wish.
Square Go’s are always a spectacle on the ICW calendar, full of twists and surprises. It gives the entire roster a chance to shine within one match. Unlike WWE’s Royal Rumble, it’s usually unpredictable as to who will come out victorious.
Lionheart (entering at number 1), Ravie Davie, Stevie Boy, Joe Hendry, Davey Blaze, DCT, Chris Ridgeway, Aaron Echo, Liam Thomson, James Scott, Zack Gibson, Charlie Sterling, Flex Hunter, BT Gunn, Iestyn Rees, Andy Wild/Lewis Girvan, Jack Jester, Drew Galloway, Grado, Joe Coffey, The Sam Barbour Experience, Sha Samuels
In a rematch from Fear & Loathing IX and also the quarterfinals of the WWE UK Championship Tournament, Wolfgang will defend his World Heavyweight Title against Trent Seven, this time without a steel cage keeping them confined in the ring. After accidentally costing himself the title at the Hydro, Trent will be out to avenge that loss. Earning this match by defeating Chris Renfrew back in December, Seven has done it all in an attempt to earn a rematch with The Black Label’s champion. Wolfgang has been a dominant champion since winning the gold from Joe Coffey last Summer, often with the help of his Black Label comrades. The cage ensured there would be no outside interference from anyone alligned with the group. But without the cage, what will Trent’s mindset be, knowing he could be at a disadvantage?
Due to the finals of a #1 contenders tournament between Lewis Girvan and Andy Wild ending in controversy with a simultaneous pinfall/submission, Kenny Williams will instead put his Zero-G Title on the line against international wrestling superstar Ricochet. Kenny was willing to put his gold on the line against both Lewis and Andy, however Mark Dallas decided there needed to be one rightful contender. Ever since picking up the Zero-G Title from Lionheart last November, Kenny Williams has had to get past tough opponents but none of them will prove more of a challenge than The Future of Flight. If Kenny wants to walk out of Newcastle as the champion, he’ll need to be in the best condition possible.
Mark Coffey will make his return from injury this weekend as he teams with Jackie Polo to defend the tag titles against the two men that put him on the sidelines, Mike Bird and Wild Boar. Bird & Boar got their first title shot at the December 11th Fight Club tapings, where they lost due to getting disqualified. Mark has been on the sidelines for sometime now, so the big question is if he’ll be at 100% coming into this tag title match. Bird & Boar will have the advantage in this bout due to the injury, but Mark & Jackie are called the beeeeesssssttttttt tag team for a reason. If their previous match was anything to go by, this one is sure to get messy.
This Sunday in Newcastle, Kay Lee Ray will put her Women’s Title on the line against Kasey. Kasey earned this title opportunity back on January 15th by winning a Fatal Four Way against Sammii Jayne, Debbie Sharpe and Martina. Ever since dethroning Carmel Jacob in what would turn out to be Carmel’s last match before retiring, the Empress of Evil has been unstoppable, and has even defended the title over in Japan. Kasey will need to be on the lookout for Kay Lee’s boyfriend Stevie Boy, who’ll likely want to keep the Women’s Title within The Filthy Generation. Nevertheless, this is sure to be a classic.
After their previous bout at the January 15th Fight Club tapings ended in a draw, Lewis Girvan and Andy Wild will again face off with the winner advancing to a future Zero-G Title match against current champion Kenny Williams, as well as earning a spot in this year’s Square Go match. Mark Dallas had originally planned to go ahead with a triple threat contest, but changed his mind considering Lewis vs Andy was the finals of a tournament to determine a rightful contender. Their previous encounter was phenomenal, but with more than a Zero-G Title opportunity on the line, both Andy and Lewis will have to step up their game for the title shot and a spot in the Square Go.
Very limited tickets are still available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk, but expect these to sell out very soon!
6th Annual Square Go Match
World Heavyweight Title: Wolfgang(c) vs Trent Seven
Zero-G Title: Kenny Williams(c) vs Ricochet
Tag Team Titles: Polo Promotions(c) vs Bird & Boar
Womens Title: Kay Lee Ray(c) vs Kasey Owens
#1 Contenders Match & Square Go Qualifier: Andy Wild vs Lewis Girvan