At the time of writing, it’s a breezy Tuesday afternoon in September 2018. Leaves are falling from the trees, X Factor’s back on TV, and Paul Hollywood is dishing out handshakes like there’s no tomorrow on The Great British Bake Off. This can only mean one thing; it’s almost Fear & Loathing time! ICW return to the Hydro for the third year running on Sunday December 2nd for the 11th instalment of their Fear & Loathing event. There are just under three months to go before the insanity is unleashed upon Glasgow, so let’s take a look at what matches could potentially happen at this year’s extravaganza!
You can check out Billy’s card predictions here.
Triple Threat Match for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship
DCT (c) vs Lionheart vs Jackie Polo
DCT is the reigning World Heavyweight Champion, and I personally don’t see him losing the belt until at least Fear & Loathing. With Lionheart staking claim to be challenging the champ on December 2nd, he’s all but confirmed at this point. Chuck Jackie Polo in there too since he’s also wanting the gold (a title opportunity awaits him on September 23rd which I think he’ll lose due to some Lionheart shenanigans), and you’ve got a hell of a main event!
ICW Zero-G Championship
Mark Coffey (c) vs Joe Coffey
It was the match originally signed for Shug’s Hoose Party 5, so expect to see the Coffey’s showdown at the Hydro for the Zero-G Championship. Mark has been officially confirmed to appear thanks to a recently released trailer, and Joe will surely be following close behind.
ICW Tag Team Championships
The New Age Kliq (Chris Renfrew & BT Gunn) (c) vs The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan)
The New Age Kliq and The Kings of Catch are in a rivalry just now, stemming from a no contest at the recent Fight Club tapings. I suspect The NAK may win the Tag Team Championships from The Kinky Party after winning a #1 contenders match, leading to a defence against Aspen and Lewis at Fear & Loathing.
Gauntlet Match for the ICW Women’s Championship
Viper (c) vs Kay Lee Ray vs Sammii Jayne vs Kasey vs Aivil vs Martina
Six of the top female athletes in the UK just now. Throw them in to a Gauntlet Match for Viper’s Women’s Championship, and you’ll see some quality action. Maybe this will get Sammii Jayne brought in as a full-time member of Filth Life…
British Strong Style (Pete Dunne & Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate)) vs The Kinky Pinky Party (Jack Jester, Sha Samuels & Grado)
British Strong Style have been confirmed to be teaming together for the first time in ICW at the Hydro. Seeing as I’ve predicted The Kinky Party to lose the tag straps before then, have those two and Grado facing the trio. Just imagine the scenes.
#1 Contenders Stairway to Heaven Match
Joe Hendry vs Andy Wild vs Liam Thomson vs Irving Garrett vs Iestyn Rees vs Wolfgang vs Kieran Kelly
I bloody love the Stairway to Heaven concept, so it’s coming in here. The entrants; Joe Hendry, Andy Wild, Liam Thomson, Irving Garrett, Iestyn Rees, Wolfgang, and Kieran Kelly. Nothing else to say really. This’ll probably be the sort of match that Kelly uses that 24/7 contract for.
The Mikey Whiplash Deathmatch Invitational
Mikey Whiplash vs Jimmy Havoc vs Paul Robinson vs Bram
The Mikey Whiplash Deathmatch Invitational was introduced earlier this year, and it’s something I’d like to see at the Hydro, akin to how last year’s King of Insanity Match was. Pure brutality. We’ll toss in Jimmy Havoc and Bram as fairly obvious entrants, and also the recently returned Paul Robinson because he seems to be a perfect fit for this sort of environment.
Glasgow Street Fight
Aaron Echo vs Kenny Williams
Last but not least, a Glasgow Street Fight between former tag partners Aaron Echo and Kenny Williams. Since Kenny turned on Aaron, they haven’t been in the same building since due to Kenny’s commitments with NXT UK. Fellow NXT UK stars Wolfgang and Mark Coffey have been confirmed for the show, so expect to see Kenny also in action. A Glasgow Street Fight to put an end to this rivalry.
What matches do you hope to see at Fear & Loathing XI?
Tickets are still available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.