Preview: ICW So’s Yer Maw 2


Are you excited for WrestleMania on Sunday evening? Well, why not start your wrestling night off a little early with ICW’s next event So’s Yer Maw 2. Judging by what’s been announced for the evening, you’d be silly not to. There’s a world-class heavyweight championship bout, a tantalising singles contest between one of the UK’s very best and one of the world’s greatest high flyers, there are two preview matches ahead of the upcoming King of Hawners Tournament. Something for everyone in Glasgow come Sunday evening!

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ICW World Heavyweight Championship
Lionheart (c) vs Ashton Smith w/The Wee Man

The next world-class competitor set to challenge for Lionheart’s World Heavyweight Championship comes in the form of one of The Wee Man’s clients and NXT UK star Ashton Smith. The former two-time ICW Tag Team Champion has left his mark on ICW ever since forming The P.O.D with Rampage Brown, with the destructive duo wreaking havoc upon anyone who dares stand in their way. Now, we get to a singles bout from Ashton, a rarity in ICW. He and Lionheart have faced off in the recent past, with Ashton coming out victorious on a Fight Club taping a few weeks before Fear & Loathing XI. This time around, the stakes are much higher. He may have lost the Tag Team Championships to The Kings of Catch a few weeks ago, but Ashton has the opportunity to win his first taste of singles gold in ICW.


ICW Tag Team Championships
The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Giran) (c) vs The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris)

No doubt about it, this will be the comedy portion of the evening. The Kings of Catch have long-been the perennial fan favourites in ICW (and everywhere really). From the moment their music hit to signify their allegiance to Stevie Boy and The Filthy Generation, Aspen Faith and Lewis Girvan have become one of the most adored tandems in Scottish wrestling. So when they finally captured the Tag Team Championships from The P.O.D at the Square Go!, the roof almost came off the place. They retained against The Kinky Party in Aberdeen, and now come up against The Nine9. Dickie Divers and Jack Morris only arrived in ICW’s tag division this past January but they left an immediate impact by defeating Jack Jester and Sha Samuels on their first night in the company. This will only be their second match as a team in ICW, but what a chance they have to leave their mark by lifting the doubles gold.


King of Hawners Showcase Match
The Fite Network (Kid Fite, Lou King Sharp & Krieger) vs Bad Company (BT Gunn & The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James))

ICW are set to host the inaugural King of Hawners tournament at the end of May, a two-night tournament featuring several trios. This show will see two special showcase matches ahead of the events on May 26th and 27th, the first of which will see Bad Company’s BT Gunn and The Purge taking on a team not even announced for the tournament in The Fite Network. For a while now, Kid Fite, Lou King Sharp, and Krieger have felt as if the opportunities haven’t been coming their way, and their not wrong. Fite feels as if he’s just a guy on a poster to shill some tickets while Sharp and Krieger have been deemed ‘forever trainees’ by Kenny Williams, something that is anything but true. Just remember where you trained Kenny. On the other side of the ring is a team that’s quite similar to The Fite Network in a way, in the sense that there’s an established star alongside two up and coming talents. Even as rising stars though, Krobar and Stevie James have received far more opportunities than Sharp and Krieger. Let’s see who the better team really is and then who knows, maybe The Fite Network will be formally announced for the tournament.


King of Hawners Showcase Match
The Sinky Party (Jack Jester, Sha Samuels & Liam Thomson) vs The Wild Boys (Andy Wild, Kieran Kelly & Aaron Echo)

The second preview contest will see two trios who aren’t actually trios but they wanted to enter anyway so they found people to team with. Firstly, it’s The Kinky Party alongside Liam Thomson. As a result, they’re The Sinky Party. Jack Jester and Liam Thomson did team as The Sinky Party on one occasion I believe it was during ICW’s debut show in Aberdeen last November to defeat Joe Hendry and Leyton Buzzard. Other than that though, I’m pretty sure that’s been the only time we’ve seen The Sinky Party name used. Where was The King of Sink Style when Jester was at a disadvantage against The Anti-Fun Police? Probably cleaning his sink, but still. Their opposition comes in the form of Andy Wild, Kieran Kelly, and Aaron Echo, a team collectively known as The Wild Boys. Like with The Fite Network, they feel as if management have it in for them to ensure they don’t succeed, especially in the case of Andy Wild. Faced Noam Dar in his final match before WWE then rarely seen again until being brought back full-time one year ago this month. Imagine not wanting to use Andy Wild on a show. Boggles the mind. He’s here now though, and he’s got the best backup a big lad could need – a Shotgun and a King of Benidorm!


Rampage Brown w/The Wee Man vs Angélico

In a match that has the potential to steal the show, Rampage Brown finds himself coming up against South African sensation Angélico. What a match, seriously. Rampage, like his name suggests, caused a hefty amount of carnage to ICW’s tag team division throughout 2018 with P.O.D ally Ashton Smith. They enjoyed two reigns as the Tag Team Champions, both of which saw some pretty excellent wrestling. But with Ashton challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship here, the big lad from Leeds is left in singles action, something that certainly won’t be ending well for Angélico. This will his third appearance in an ICW ring, having defeated Mikey Whiplash at last year’s Shug’s Hoose Party and then unsuccessfully facing Lionheart for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Square Go! this past February. Two equally tough matches in their own right, but none more challenging than Rampage Brown. Good luck Angélico, you’ll need it.


Isla Dawn vs Kasey w/The Wee Man

Isla Dawn is back in ICW again, with her most recent appearance being a loss to Aivil this past November. The High Priestess will surely be eyeing up that ICW Women’s World Championship upon her return to the company, as is Kasey. The Clown Princess of Carnage made a surprise return to ICW at the Square Go!, where she interrupted a highly enjoyable championship contest between Kay Lee Ray and current NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm. Kasey wants to become a three-time Women’s World Champion, but she only wants to do so if she can defeat KLR do accomplish that mission. Quite a specific task she’s set herself but at the very least, it’ll drive her that extra bit to pin Isla’s shoulders to the mat here.


Triple Threat Match
Leyton Buzzard vs Jody Fleisch vs Ricky Knight Jr.

A high-octane Triple Threat Match will see Dallas Mavericks member Leyton Buzzard given a huge opportunity as he collides with British wrestling legend Jody Fleisch and member of the Knight family, ICW debutant Ricky Knight Jr. Buzzard was originally brought in to ICW to serve as Joe Hendry’s intern, but has since developed his own unique persona of The Prodigy. A small lad that can flip like the best of them, but don’t let that take away from his power. If you mock him, he’ll hand you a fallaway slam that he learned from The Prestigious One himself. Expect to see him acting as a bit of a weasel in this ring, coming in the ring when it suits him and instead leading Fleisch and Knight battle it out. This match could have some implications for the Zero-G Championship going forward – I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see Joe Coffey taking on Jody Fleisch somewhere down the line.


Charlie Vyce vs Craig Anthony

While we’ll be seeing two showcase matches for the upcoming King of Hawners tournament, we’ll also be getting another showcase match of sorts as GPWA’s Charlie Vyce and Source Wrestling School’s Craig Anthony make their ICW debuts. Vyce is someone who isn’t afraid to get the party started and when it does, he’ll kick your head clean off. ICW fans may know him as being that one security chap who gets ambushed all the time by Lewis Girvan. Poor guy. Now on to Craig Anthony, a man dubbed The Natural. That’s not just a fancy moniker given to him – he picked up wrestling that easily, he earned it. Just under a year into his career, Anthony captured his first taste of gold in the form of the SWA Tag Team Championships alongside his I-Gen partner Kieran Kelly. If he can pick up a win here, then what a year (well, 13 months if you want to get serious) it’ll have been for young Craig.


Also announced for Sunday’s event is the first ever RUDO Uncensored. This could get interesting…

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Announced Matches
ICW World Heavyweight Championship – Lionheart (c) vs Ashton Smith w/The Wee Man
ICW Tag Team Championships
– The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) (c) vs The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris)
King of Hawners Showcase Match
– The Fite Network (Kid Fite, Lou King Sharp & Krieger) vs Bad Company (BT Gunn & The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James))
King of Hawners Showcase Match
– The Sinky Party (Jack Jester, Sha Samuels & Liam Thomson) vs The Wild Boys (Andy Wild, Kieran Kelly & Aaron Echo)
Rampage Brown w/The Wee Man vs Angélico
Isla Dawn vs Kasey w/The Wee Man
Triple Threat Match
– Leyton Buzzard vs Jody Fleisch vs Ricky Knight Jr.
Charli Vyce vs Craig Anthony