The Life of Smith: Dives, Divers, Dinosaurs and Farewell To A Dynasty

I often find it amazing how small of a world wrestling can be and that you can go months, or even years without seeing someone involved in wrestling and it does not feel as long as it has actually been. Last Saturday, Reckless Intent hosted their monthly show at the Murieston Scout Hall in Livingston and I saw Uncle Bobby (AKA Rob Cage) and Randy Valentine for the first time in a long time and was introduced to ‘The Human Dinosaur’ Ray Linofloor. It is always good to see familiar faces and meet people for the first time also.

This show had me scheduled to compete against Dave Conrad, who is a great mix of power and technical prowess and is a product of the Source Wrestling School in Glasgow. We were the opening match of the show and it saw me suffer another unfortunate loss after my attempt at a Diving Fist Drop was countered by an uppercut and I fell victim to a Running Powerslam from Conrad. I have yet to pick up a win at Reckless Intent, so a re-think and potential change could be on the horizons for yours truly, we shall see.

It was not a good night for the Paul Tracey Guys, as my comrade David Devlin lost the Slam Championship to the self-proclaimed ‘new face of Reckless Intent’ Dickie Divers, who decided to wallop David with the championship belt after the match before being hounded by Michael Chase. David will be representing the Paul Tracey Guys and his lordship Paul Tracey against Theo Doros this Saturday at the Reckless Intent show in Fishcross, but expect him to utilise the rematch he is entitled to sooner rather than later, especially given the post-match events that occurred in Livingston.

Darren T Goss made his final appearance as a manager at last Saturday’s show, with him introducing Wee Jimmy to Chris Toal (who promptly kicked Wee Jimmy in his oompa loompas to beat him for the Reckless Intent 2/47 Hardcore Championship), managing Ray Linofloor as he competed against Theo Doros and he also managed Uncle Bobby in the show’s main event against Michael Chase. I have known Darren since 2009, meeting him when I was a month into regularly training to be a wrestler and he has managed some great talents over the years, such as Welsh wrestling star Titan and PROGRESS wrestling star Jimmy Havoc. He is a great wrestling mind and I wish him all the best as he focuses on his job as a broadcast analyst for Discovery Wrestling.

Reckless Intent’s next shows are this Saturday in Fishcross, this Sunday afternoon at their wrestling school in Livingston and 3rd June at the Murieston Scout Hall in Livingston. More info can be found via their Facebook page and www.reckless-intent.com. My next shows are for W3L as I compete in their ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ tournament this Saturday afternoon in Stockton and Saturday evening in Harrogate, before making the journey back up the A1 and beyond for their show at Pettycur Bay Holiday Park in Kinghorn, Fife this Sunday afternoon. I will also be at the W3L show in Oban on Thursday 18th May. More info can be found via www.w3lwrestling.com. Until then though, that is the life of Smith. Good day.

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