Preview: ICW Get Him To The Union

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Happy birthday to Insane Championship Wrestling! They turn 12 years old tomorrow night and to celebrate, they’ll be holding a special Friday show from the Glasgow University Union. They’re coming off the back of one of the best Fight Club tapings in history last Sunday that saw a brutal Chairs Match contested, as well as the challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship being confirmed for Fear & Loathing XI. What will happen when ICW invade Glasgow University?

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ICW World Heavyweight Championship
Jackie Polo (c) w/Coach Trip vs Liam Thomson

That there Just Justice offered Liam Thomson a challenge that he simply couldn’t refuse. Thomson had to raise 5 x 55 English pounds if he hoped to have any hope of challenging for the gold. It took him a lot as he attempted to sell a battered fridge and some mops but in the end, Kid Fite offered to loan the money to his former Fite Club partner. To ensure he received the money back within a specific amount of time, Fite will be keeping Liam’s sink hostage until the time comes. It was an emotional time for the Bad Boy as he had to choose between a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship and his beloved sink. Just imagine the reaction if he wins the title though.

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ICW Tag Team Championships
The Kinky Party (Jack Jester & Sha Samuels) (c) vs The Fite Network (Lou King Sharp & Krieger)

The Kinky Party will be defending the Tag Team Championships for the first time since Shug’s Hoose Party V, with Fite Network members Lou King Sharp and Krieger being their next challengers. Jack Jester and Sha Samuels have been excellent to watch since forming their team last summer, with the duo proving to be a big hit with the fans as a pairing. They know how to get the crowd involved in the match, as do their opponents for the evening. Sharp and Krieger have had quite the year so far, winning the Tag Team Championships in WrestleZone, featuring on the short-lived 5 Star Wrestling, and going over 700 days as the PBW Tag Team Champions. Will they be able to add the ICW straps to their ever-growing trophy cabinet?

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Kez Evans vs Grado

Kez Evans is back to take down another one of your favourite ICW stars, this time in the form of Grado. Since turning his back on BT Gunn at Shug’s Hoose Party V, Evans has been on fine form, holding victories over both Gunn and Kay Lee Ray. Kez believes it should’ve been him facing WALTER as opposed to BT, and so took it upon himself to begin taking these chances instead of waiting for them. If he can beat Grado, a man who has been at the forefront of ICW since he first popped up on to the scene, it would be hard to argue against him getting a championship match. Alongside Kez’s new aggressive attitude, Grado also has to deal with his Fear & Loathing opponent James Storm, a man who has cost Grado his previous two matches thanks to his music playing as a distraction. All signs pointing towards an Evans victory here.

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Viper, BT Gunn & Dickie Divers vs The Filthy Generation (Kay Lee Ray & The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan))

The star power in this match is unreal. Ahead of their first ever Queen of Insanity Match at the Hydro, Viper and Kay Lee Ray will be on opposite sides of the ring in a big six person tag team match with the Women’s World Champion teaming with BT Gunn and Dickie Divers while KLR will be teaming with her Filthy Generation comrades The Kings of Catch. Viper has been demanding Kay Lee to accept her challenge for Fear & Loathing, only for Mark Dallas to make the match official. The last time we seen them both in the same ring, KLR dropped Viper face first through a pair of thumbtack-covered chairs. Ouch! On another note, if Faith and Girvan win here, will they finally be in line for a Tag Team Championships match? I’d say so.

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Kieran Kelly vs Leyton Buzzard

A battle between two of the UK’s fastest rising stars will see Kieran Kelly going one on one with Leyton Buzzard. These two have been at each other for the better part of 2018 so far thanks to the brilliant rivalry between Chris Renfrew and Joe Hendry. Feels like ages ago when Kelly was nothing more than an ICW official. In recent weeks, both men have also made quite an impact in England, with Kieran making his debut for both Fight Club: PRO and Preston City Wrestling, while Leyton was announced as one of 16 men in the upcoming IPW Invitational. With Kelly also holding on the Hydro 24/7 Contract, it’s possible we could see some shenanigans with that involved.

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Aivil vs Kasey w/The Wee Man

The next chapter in the saga between Aivil and Kasey will be written tonight, as they face off in singles action once again. The score is currently 2-1 in favour of the Legion member following her submission victory last Sunday. Both women have made their marks on ICW, with Kasey being a former two-time Women’s Champion. Having fallen down the card since losing the title to Martina in February, she’ll look to climb back to the top, which is more than possible with The Wee Man in her corner. Similarly, a third victory in a row over a former two-time champ would place Aivil at the top of the contenders list following Fear & Loathing XI.

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Street Fight
The Purge (Stevie James & Krobar) vs The Govan Team (Ravie Davie & Cousin Zander)

Now that they’re back on the same page following their victory over KOE, The Purge look to continue their winning ways as they tangle with The Govan Team in a Street Fight. These are two teams that could very well be on their way to championship glory, with The Purge of course currently being the Tag Team Champions in Pro Wrestling Elite. Two teams that have worked their way through the gruelling training at GPWA to become mainstays of the ICW roster. Taking in to consideration the recent tensions between them, it might be an easy night for Stevie James and Krobar. Just because they worked together on the last show fine enough doesn’t mean it’ll be the same story this time around.

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Lionheart is also confirmed to be in attendance. Following him cementing his spot in the World Heavyweight Championship match at the Hydro, what will Lionheart have to say?

As of writing, standing tickets are still available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk, priced at £12.50. Doors open at 8pm, with the action kicking off at 8:30.

Announced Matches
ICW World Heavyweight Championship – Jackie Polo (c) w/Coach Trip vs Liam Thomson
ICW Tag Team Championships – The Kinky Party (c) vs The Fite Network
Kez Evans vs Grado
Viper, BT Gunn & Dickie Divers vs The Filthy Generation
Kieran Kelly vs Leyton Buzzard
Aivil vs Kasey w/The Wee Man
Street Fight – The Purge vs The Govan Team

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