Insane Championship Wrestling returned to the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last night for the third year running, as they presented Fear & Loathing XI. A night of twists and turns, new champions crowned and friendships ruined. Carnage, insanity, pandemonium. Plenty of talking points coming from the show!
A New Era Of Champions
Every single championship changed hands at the Hydro. Joe Coffey defeated his brother Mark to win his first Zero-G Championship, while Kay Lee Ray defeated Viper in a brutal Queen of Insanity Match to become the first-ever three-time Women’s World Champion. The Kinky Party did however manage to defeat ALPHA/EVIL to retain their Tag Team Championships, only to lose them a few moments later to The Personification of Destruction as they cashed in their contract won earlier in the night. In the main event, Lionheart defeated “Just Justice” Jackie Polo to not only keep his career in ICW alive but also win his first ICW World Heavyweight Championship. Say his name, he’s history!
A Super(nova) Return
The inaugural Zero-G Champion Noam Dar made his return to ICW at the Hydro as he teamed with Bad Company representatives Wolfgang and BT Gunn in a victory over British Strong Style. The Scottish Supernova was welcomed back by a raucous crowd, clearly being dearly missed by his old home promotion. This was his second comeback since signing with WWE in 2016 as he appeared in July 2017, so don’t expect this to be the last we see of Noam Dar in an ICW ring.
Mark Dallas and Mikey Whiplash’s rivalry is far from over judging by what happened following the match between Whiplash and Joe Hendry. Dallas, Hendry, Kez Evans, and Leyton Buzzard put the boots to Whiplash, who was saved by Kieran Kelly, Aivil, and Andy Wild. Ravie Davie however came out and attacked Wild as he was making the save, showing his allegiance to the ICW head honcho. Going forward, this creates some very interesting stories as these two sides now look to go head to head. Will Cousin Zander join his Govan Team partner on the dark side?
Two Men, One Sink
After Liam Thomson gave Kid Fite his sink in exchange for The Fite Network leader giving him money for a championship match, Fite has refused to give the sink back to his former Fight Club partner. It’s led them on a journey over Fear & Loathing weekend, until they finally settled it in the ring. Once again, Liam Thomson reclaimed his sink and ensured he would be able to do the washing up on Christmas day. What have I just typed?
Other notable happenings were Aaron Echo getting the win over his former best friend Kenny Williams and James Storm defeating Grado after special guest referee and Grado’s apparent friend Jeff Jarrett blasted him with a guitar. That darned Double J!
A review will follow at some point once it goes up On Demand (today I believe) but until then, here’s to another great Fear & Loathing going down in the history books!