WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup: Scottish Qualifier Preview by Adam Morrison

WCPW are returning to Scotland this Thursday as they come to the Motherwell Concert Hall for the Scottish qualifying leg of their monumental Pro Wrestling World Cup. Two of the eight competitors will advance to the finals this coming August. The show will air at a later date, free on YouTube.

Triple Threat Match
Marty Scurll vs Will Ospreay vs Matt Riddle

The main event for the show will see a colossal triple threat match between three of the best wrestlers in the world as Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay and Matt Riddle meet in a bout which could possibly steal the show. All three of these men currently hold titles in major organisations with Marty as the ROH World Television Champion, Will as one half of the WCPW Tag Team Champions alongside Scott Wainwright and Matt as the PROGRESS Atlas Champion. WCPW have put on some phenomenal matches in the past, such as Drew Galloway vs Will Ospreay from Exit Wounds, Travis Banks vs Zack Sabre Jr. from Lights Out and the Tag Team Tornado match from Bulletproof but this one could top them all. The Villain, The Aerial Assasin and The King of Bros meet in the centre of the squared circle this Thursday.

Pro Wrestling World Cup: Qualifiers
Drew Galloway vs Mark Coffey

The first qualifier in the Scottish leg of the Pro Wrestling World Cup will see the current WCPW Champion Drew Galloway take on Mark Coffey, who is making his return to WCPW following a lengthy absence. Drew is coming off the back of a string of phenomenal matches against the likes of Will Ospreay and Mark’s brother Joe, absolutely steamrolling his way through the competition offered by the WCPW officials. The last time we saw Mark in a WCPW ring was teaming with Joe against Moustache Mountain and Prospect in an elimination bout, during which there was a bit of a miscommunication between the brothers. With Joe now affiliated with The Prestige, will Mark join them or will he go out on his own?

Pro Wrestling World Cup: Qualifiers
BT Gunn vs Lewis Girvan

The Prestige’s BT Gunn will face off with a man making his WCPW debut, Lewis Girvan as the qualifiers continue. After returning from his suspension at the end of February, BT Gunn decided to allign himself with the newly formed stable of Joe Hendry, Joe Coffey and Travis Banks as they brutally laid out Martin Kirby and the new general manager Adam Blampied in an unprovoked assault during Exit Wounds. Lewis Girvan, the future of wrestling in Scotland, will come to Motherwell to try and stop The Prestige from getting all three Scottish members through to the finals in August. But in order to do that, he’ll have to defeat the man with the hardest chop in Scottish wrestling. Not the easiest of opponents.

Pro Wrestling World Cup: Qualifiers
Joe Coffey vs Liam Thompson

The other half of the Coffey brothers will also stake his claim in the Pro Wrestling World Cup as Joe Coffey battles “Bad Boy” Liam Thompson in a powerhouse collision. Joe recently turned to the dark side as he alligned with The Prestige. Since then, he’s been causing chaos at WCPW events. Liam Thompson is someone that doesn’t get enough praise for his work. Coming to a company with a huge social media following could do wonders for Liam. A tough one to determine a winner, but you’ll have to imagine The Prestige will have a trick or two up their sleeve.

Pro Wrestling World Cup: Qualifiers
Joe Hendry vs Kenny Williams

The leader of the villainous Prestige faction Joe Hendry will look to advance past the opening stage when he takes on the current ICW Zero-G Champion Kenny Williams in 1st round action. Once adored by the fans, Hendry finally snapped after losing several opportunities at the WCPW Title as he low blowed 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle back at the True Destiny iPPV on February 12th. Now leader of The Prestige, Hendry is one of the most hated men in the locker room. Kenny Williams is one of the fastest rising stars on the Scottish wrestling scene, holding victories over names such as Lionheart and Ricochet, but he’s never faced someone quite like this Joe Hendry. The Prestigious One is far more sadistic and will go to any means required to ensure the victory not only for him, but also for The Prestige.

Also scheduled to appear are the likes of Gabriel Kidd, El Ligero, Martin Kirby and Grado.

Tickets for this event are available from prowrestlingworldcup.com, with a number of different ticket types available;
Front row, priced at £50. These allow entry into the venue at 5:30pm, a limited edition Pro Wrestling World Cup t-shirt and the chance to meet some of the wrestlers for an in-ring photo.
Reserved seating in rows 2 and 3, priced at £25.
General seating, which is anywhere from row 4 backwards, priced at £15.

Doors for front row ticket holders open at 5:30pm, while everyone else will gain entry at 6:15. The show is scheduled to start at 6:45, with a planned finish of 10pm. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Announced Matches
Triple Threat Match: Marty Scurll vs Will Ospreay vs Matt Riddle
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Drew Galloway vs Mark Coffey
Pro Wrestling World Cup: BT Gunn vs Lewis Girvan
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Joe Coffey vs Liam Thompson
Pro Wrestling World Cup: Joe Hendry vs Kenny Williams

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