Preview: Insane Championship Wrestling ‘Shug’s Hoose Party 6’ (27/07/19-28/07/19)

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Shug’s parents are away for the weekend again, and he’s throwing another hoose party for the sixth year running. Everyone’s invited to come along and have a laugh – even Jeff Jarrett’s on the invite list. Watch out though guys because The Anti-Fun Police are in town, and may be out to stop all of the funahhh being had. Mon doon to the O2 Academy, have a beer or six, and enjoy the weekend!

Night One

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Jackie Polo vs Jeff Jarrett

Arguably one of the biggest matches in Shug’s Hoose Party history will pit Jackie Polo against WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett. Since last year’s Barramania show, Polo has adopted the new persona of Just Justice, which is essentially a (better) variation of Jarrett’s schtick from mid-90’d WWF. It led him to the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, it took him through an incredible series of matches with Lionheart that saw one of SHP’s best moments with the Styles Clash from Jackie last year, and it led him to his return in the Square Go! Match this past February where he would eliminate The King of the Mountain from the fray. Although it looked as if Double J would be set for a match with Grado at this show, Polo would lay down the challenge to Jarrett after he was victorious over The Chubby Wee Chancer in Aberdeen. It’s one of those big money matches, and you can guarantee it’ll be one to remember.

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ICW Zero-G Championship
Joe Coffey (c) vs Liam Thomson

If you remember back to last year’s Shug’s Hoose Party, you’ll be aware that that’s when Liam Thomson would make his surprise return to ICW after returning from injury earlier on in the month at a Wrestling Experience Scotland show. Despite being an ICW veteran prior to his injury layoff, The King of Sink Style didn’t necessarily come back into the company and reclaim his place – he’s worked back up the ladder to be in the position he’s currently in. Big match after big match, victory after victory. It’s not been the easiest of journies for Liam. While he’s been grinding away to become one of ICW’s biggest names once more, Joe Coffey has been tearing it up in the Zero-G division, winning the namesake championship at Fear & Loathing from brother Mark. If you’ve followed his championship reign thus far, you’ll know just how much that title means to him. High-profile matches with the likes of “Turbo” Josh Terry, Paul Robinson, and actual Ilja Dragunov have resulted in some huge matches for the division. Expect this one to be the exact same.

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ICW Women’s World Championship
Kasey (c) w/The Wee Man vs Aivil

She’s only just won the title, but Kasey will already have to defend her newly-won Women’s World Championship against Aivil. These two have been going back and forth for months now, and while things appeared to be over following an I Quit Match the night before Fear & Loathing, the duo are now once again at blows. Both have been serious contenders to the women’s strap in recent months, with Kasey interrupting a title match between Toni Storm and then-champion Kay Lee Ray at the Square Go! while Aivil had an unsuccessful attempt at the gold during the King of Hawners tournament. KLR then had to defend against the pair of them at a recent Fight Club taping, a night that would prove to be in favour of The Clown Princess of Carnage as Kasey became a three-time champion. With The Queen of Insanity not currently set to appear at Shug’s, the opportunity has risen for Aivil to once again try and win her first taste of gold in ICW. Will The Twisted Priestess have her way, or will The Wee Man find a way for his client to hang on to the gold a while longer?

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If Joe Hendry loses, he must leave ICW
If Leyton Buzzard loses, he must wear a mask and remain silent until Fear & Loathing XII
Joe Hendry vs Leyton Buzzard

Big stakes here with this one. Joe Hendry vs Leyton Buzzard, boss vs intern, Prestigious One vs Prodigy, ICW career vs freedom of speech. When Leyton became Joe’s intern all the way back in September 2017 (22 months ago, and it feels like an eternity), no-one could have predicted the journey we would go on with them. From the longest match in wrestling history when Joe faced Chris Renfrew to the whole Mikey Whiplash story towards the end of 2018 to Joe almost winning this year’s Square Go! Match, they’ve been through a lot together. Up until recently, they had more or less always been on the same page. That was, until Hendry started blaming Buzzard for everything that had been going wrong. Leyton could only take so much of this, and would eventually snap on Joe and the rest of The Dallas Mavericks for that matter, pointing out the fact that he had actually lost when he entered the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This match was already personal enough, but if you add the two stipulations on to it aswell, then you’ve got quite the doozy on your hands. This could either be the last we ever see of Joe Hendry in Insane Championship Wrestling, or it could be the last we hear from Leyton Buzzard until Fear & Loathing XII at the start of November.

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Paul Robinson vs Krieger

It’s been a big month for Krieger so far after he scored a pinfall victory over deathmatch wrestling legend Rickey Shane Page a few weeks ago, and now he finds himself with one of the biggest challenges of his career thus far – a man by the name of Paul Robinson. This one came about when Paul was victorious over Krieger’s best pal and Fite Network partner Lou King Sharp in Lou’s final ICW appearance before heading off to China for Oriental Wrestling Entertainment. He kept the beating going post-match and with security seemingly unable to stop him, Krieger burst through the curtain to run him off. Big Scudmaster Sexy has said it himself – he may not be the biggest in the ICW locker room, he may not be the strongest. But that won’t stop him from bringing it to one of the best the UK has to offer. He’s always been referred to as the comedy guy on shows. Well, forever no more.

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Andy Wild vs Mark Coffey

A big lads battle will take place on night one as Andy Wild clashes with Mark Coffey. In the King of Hawners tournament, The Dad Bod God teamed with Kieran Kelly and Aaron Echo to form The Wild Boys, with their quarterfinal bout being a victory over Mark’s three masked henchmen known as The Power Forward. The three-time Zero-G Champion would get involved after the bell though, laying a beating on Wild. His comments in the aftermath have left a real bad taste in Andy’s mouth, as Mark called him nothing more than somebody’s dad. If you follow The Stovie Superman on social media, then yes, you’ll see he is a father, and a devoted one at that. But that takes nothing away from his in-ring abilities – in fact, I think it’s fair to say it motivates him to work harder than he ever has before. Mark may regret his comments come Saturday night.

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Handicap Match
Kenny Williams & Iestyn Rees vs More Than Hype (LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney & Nathan Martin)

Kenny Williams has spent the last number of months targeting the younger wrestlers on the Scottish scene, labelling them ‘forever trainees’. No matter if you’re Alexander Darwin MacAllan, The Purge, or Leyton Buzzard, there’s a high chance that you’ll have been a prime target for The Lucky Yin. At the King of Hawners tournament, we saw the ICW debuts for three young Irish sensations who would soon become the next in line for a berating by Kenny – More Than Hype. Together, LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney, and Nathan Martin have been lighting up the wrestling scene in their home of Ireland, becoming a big part of the country’s premier promotion Over The Top Wrestling. In this Handicap Match, they’ve technically got the numbers advantage with an extra man, but does that really matter when they’re across the ring from not only Kenny Williams, but also big Iestyn Rees? Even though they’re no longer members of RUDO Sports and Entertainment Brand (as far as I’m aware at least), Williams and Rees are still very much aligned as a cohesive unit, which spells serious trouble for MTH on Saturday evening.

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Aaron Echo & Kieran Kelly vs The Kings of the North (Bonesaw & Damien Corvin)

The King of Hawners tournament laid the foundations for quite a few of the matches at the weekend, one of those being a tag team bout between The Kings of the North, and the team of Aaron Echo and Kieran Kelly. Echo and Kelly, along with Andy Wild, were victorious over Bonesaw, Damien Corvin, and Adam Maxted in the semifinals of that tournament, resulting in Bonesaw and Corvin ambushing Kelly in the backstage area following the match. A fire has been ignited inside The Kings of the North, meaning they’re far more ruthless than what they usually are. Limbs will be flying all over the place in this one as Aaron and Kieran get another first-hand look at what it means to get on the wrong side of one of the best teams going right now.

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The P.O.D (Rampage Brown & Ashton Smith) w/The Wee Man vs The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James)

Last but not least for the first night is a huge collision between two of ICW’s powerhouse tandems when former two-time Tag Team Champions The P.O.D tangle with King of Hawners winners The Purge. These two teams haven’t faced off with each other since the 2018 Square Go!, where Rampage Brown and Ashton Smith would retain their Tag Team Championships against Krobar and Stevie James in quite the hard-hitting contest. All four men are recognised as some of the most destructive forces on the current ICW roster, with Rampage and Ashton able to knock down their opposition with a single strike whereas Krobar and Stevie have a number of tag team manoeuvres at their disposal to find their way past the former tag champs. You’d have to imagine the Bad Company duo would be next in line for an opportunity at the tag straps if they’re able to knock down The Personification of Destruction – even if they’re not, they’ve still got that title match they could utilise from winning the King of Hawners tournament.

Night Two

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Vacant ICW World Heavyweight Championship
Wolfgang vs ???

After Lionheart passed away, the fate of the ICW World Heavyweight Championship was left up in the air. Some fans even stated that they thought the title should be retired given the situation but as Mark Dallas would soon tell us, that’s the exact opposite of what Lionheart would’ve wanted. Instead, his original challenger Wolfgang will now face off with a mystery opponent to determine a new champion. Dallas has had plenty of top quality names to choose from to face The Regulator, but we won’t be finding out their identity under the match itself. A who’s who of talent has had their names thrown into the hat by the ICW faithful – Mark Coffey, Jackie Polo, Stevie Boy, Alexander Dean, the list goes on. It’s now just a waiting game to find out who the Bad Company member will be going up against.

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NXT UK Women’s Championship
Viper vs Toni Storm (c)

Shug’s Hoose Party has been no stranger to having WWE titles defended on them, with Pete Dunne defending the United Kingdom Championship against BT Gunn, Wolfgang, and his British Strong Style pal Trent Seven back in 2017. Now, two years after that HISTORIC moment, the NXT UK Women’s Championship will be defended in an ICW ring as Toni Storm puts the title up for grabs against fellow NXT UK star Viper. After capturing the gold from Rhea Ripley at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, the Kiwi sensation has had numerous challengers come her way, from Nina Samuels to Jinny to Nikki Cross, but this is unquestionably her toughest defence to date. It was Viper who demanded the championship be on the line here as it was originally set to be a non-title contest, adding that extra bit of prestige to it. Whoever wins here appears to be going on to NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff at the end of August to defend against Kay Lee Ray – we know what Toni and KLR are capable of when they’re in the ring together from their match at the Square Go!, and we also know a special a match can be between The Vixen of Violence and The Queen of Insanity. Honestly, a Triple Threat Match would be the best case scenario but alas, that’s not the case here. A big fight on our hands with this one.

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Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the ICW Tag Team Championships
The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris) vs The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) (c) vs Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch

Match of the weekend right here for my money. When The Kings of Catch finally lifted the Tag Team Championships back at the Square Go! from The P.O.D, everyone was elated. Well, everyone apart from The Nine9. It didn’t take long for Dickie Divers and Jack Morris to get into business with Aspen Faith and Lewis Girvan, losing a title match to the defending champs on the night of WrestleMania 35. Even in defeat, Divers and Morris looked like complete stars here, especially in the latter’s case. Not just anyone can perform a shooting star press down to ringside. In the last few weeks, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine enthusiasts have scored two victories over The KoC, the second of which came in a Triple Threat Match also including two thirds of the King of Hawners winners The Purge. The Kings of Catch and The Nine9 in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match was enough to be considered a match of the year candidate, but then ICW management decided to insert Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm into the fray as well. With these six men going at it with all the weapons they could desire, this one could get ugly quick.

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Last Man Standing Match
Kez Evans vs BT Gunn

It’s been a whole year since Kez Evans turned his back on BT Gunn, low blowing his former friend just minutes after The Oddity had defeated current WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER. The two have been at each other’s throats ever since, facing off on a few occasions with the score currently sat at 2-1 in favour of Kez. Originally, they were scheduled to face off in singles action on this show, but the Dallas Mavericks member went to Mark Dallas, and demanded the bout to be brought forward to the June Fight Club tapings. Even though that match did indeed happen, the duo are still set to face off once more, but this won’t be any other match. The only way to win this one is to knock your opponent out for long enough so that they can’t answer the referee’s count of 10. One year in the making, will we be seeing the end of this very personal rivalry between an ICW legend and a rising star?

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If The Kinky Party lose, they must disband
The Kinky Party (Jack Jester & Sha Samuels) vs The Anti-Fun Police (Chief Deputy Dunne & Los Federales Santos Jr.)

I hate to be the one to say this folks, but The Kinky Party could very well be ovahhh after Sunday night. Since January, The Anti-Fun Police have had their eyes set on Jack Jester and Sha Samuels, with their intention being to shut down all the funahhh they’ve been having. It’s sort of their thing. Chief Deputy Dunne and Los Federales Santos Jr. have been making Jack and Sha’s lives hell, including costing them a match against The Nine9 back in January – Divers and Morris’ first time teaming in an ICW ring. Despite these continued attempts to derail them from success in ICW, The Big Ride Machine and The East-End Butcher have done what they do best – they’ve kept the party going in Glasgow. Even though this may be their final ICW match as a single unit, don’t expect to see anything different on Sunday evening. Remember though everyone, try not to have too much funahhh (unless you want to be arrested, I guess).

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RUDO Lightning vs Ravie Davie

It’s coach vs student at Shug’s Hoose Party when RUDO Lightning squares off against Ravie Davie. Anyone who knows the history of ICW over the last few years will know that RUDO and Mark Dallas have never seen eye to eye and because of that, Dallas has sent one of his allies after this year’s Square Go! winner in the form of The Fresh Prince of Drumoyne Square. RUDO was of course involved in the training of Davie at the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum, but even they haven’t always gotten along, despite the friendship that’s usually formed between a trainer and his student(s). If you recall back to the days of The Black Label in ICW, you’ll remember that Davie was one of the many, many roster members targeted by the group. The tables have now changed dramatically though, with RUDO Lightning the one being cheered on by the ICW faithful while Ravie Davie has been jeered by the crowd in the last few months. It may just be another night at the office for Lightning, but a pinfall victory over the holder of the Square Go! briefcase would send Davie’s career into the stratosphere.

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Grado vs James Storm

In a rematch from Fear & Loathing XI back in December, Grado will once again go up against James Storm. Their initial bout at the Hydro was an excellent contest that saw special guest referee Jeff Jarrett smash his trademark guitar over Grado’s head to hand a victory to The Cowboy. It appeared those two were set for a match here inside the O2 Academy, especially after their interaction during this year’s Square Go! Match that saw The King of the Mountain dump The Chubby Wee Chancer out of the ring. But alas, it’s Jackie Polo who’ll be facing the WWE Hall of Famer after he laid down the challenge back in March. Although Jarrett is scheduled to compete on night one, he’s got nothing planned for the second night at the time of writing. Is it possible we’ll see him once again shove his nose and his guitar into Grado’s business, helping out his old colleague from Impact Wrestling?

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Ricky Knight Jr. vs Alexander Dean

A tantalising match in my opinion will see Ricky Knight Jr. going up against Alexander Dean in quite a clash of styles. RKJ made his ICW debut back in April in a Triple Threat Match alongside Leyton Buzzard and Jody Fleisch, with Fleisch going on to win that contest. The winner of the match didn’t really matter with this one though, as the action was truly phenomenal from bell to bell. His performance was clearly noticed by ICW management as he’s being brought back for one of the biggest ICW shows of the calendar year. Unfortunately for him, he comes up against Alexander Dean, a man who has been on a career resurgence of sorts recently. The last time we saw him in an ICW ring against Lionheart in that amazing Winner Takes All Match in the middle of June. He could easily be a huge player in ICW’s heavyweight division if he became a regular roster member – perhaps this is the start of something new for The Catch Provocateur.

Seated tickets for these shows are now sold out however, limited standing tickets and dual night tickets can still be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk.


Announced Matches – Night 1
Jackie Polo vs Jeff Jarrett
ICW Zero-G Championship – Joe Coffey (c) vs Liam Thomson
ICW Women’s World Championship
– Kasey (c) w/The Wee Man vs Aivil
Hendry’s ICW career vs Buzzard’s freedom of speech
– Joe Hendry vs Leyton Buzzard
Paul Robinson vs Krieger
Andy Wild vs Mark Coffey
Handicap Match – Kenny Williams & Iestyn Rees vs More Than Hype (LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney & Nathan Martin)
Aaron Echo & Kieran Kelly vs The Kings of the North (Bonesaw & Damien Corvin)
The P.O.D (Rampage Brown & Ashton Smith) w/The Wee Man vs The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James)

Announced Matches – Night 2
Vacant ICW World Heavyweight Championship – Wolfgang vs ???
NXT UK Women’s Championship
– Viper vs Toni Storm (c)
Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the ICW Tag Team Championships – The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris) vs The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) (c) vs Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch
Last Man Standing Match
– Kez Evans vs BT Gunn
Kinky Party’s ICW future on the line
– The Kinky Party (Jack Jester & Sha Samuels) vs The Anti-Fun Police (Chief Deputy Dunne & Los Federales Santos Jr.)
RUDO Lightning vs Ravie Davie
Grado vs James Storm
Ricky Knight Jr. vs Alexander Dean


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