Where Are They Now: ICW Shug’s Hoose Party 3

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Looking back at previous events in professional wrestling can lead to either good or bad memories, depending on what you like. Nevertheless, it gives you something to remember. Whatever happens on that fateful night will remain in the history books forever. Insane Championship Wrestling’s next big event, Shug’s Hoose Party 6, is fastly approaching at the end of the month, taking place on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th from the O2 Academy in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 2014, SHP has been a staple on the ICW calendar, offering some of the biggest matches and moments in ICW’s history. This year appears to be no different to that fact but before we head down to Shug’s gaff for the sixth annual hoose party, let’s head back to July 31st, 2016 shall we, and take a look at Shug’s Hoose Party 3!


Big Damo

Shug’s Hoose Party 3 would mark the final regular ICW appearance for Big Damo as he was whisked away through the curtain by The Black Label after losing the World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, this looked like it could have been part of the Black Label vs ICW story but as we soon found out, the man known as Damian O’Connor was indeed gone from the company as he joined the WWE Performance Centre. Under the name Killian Dain, the Irishman would debut on NXT as part of SAnitY alongside Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, and Nikki Cross, enjoying a few months as NXT Tag Team Champion with Young and Wolfe, while also taking part in the first WWE-promoted War Games Match in November 2017. A callup to the Smackdown roster the following April didn’t get SAnitY much TV time and following the group’s dissolution earlier this year, The Beast of Belfast now finds himself back on the NXT roster, where he’s recently set his sights on “The Original Bro” Matt Riddle.

Bram

After his Steel Cage Match with arch-rival DCT, Bram would continue to make sporadic appearances for ICW, including being a part of the control of ICW eight man tag team match at Fear & Loathing IX and winning a Ladder Match at the following year’s Fear & Loathing to earn the right to challenge BT Gunn for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship (a match he would go on to lose). Elsewhere, The King of All Evil would remain a part of the Impact Wrestling roster as a member of The Death Crew Council alongside James Storm and Eddie Kingston until his departure in November 2017. Since then, he’s continued to work throughout the independent wrestling scene around the world, lifting the Preston City Wrestling Tag Team Championships, the Pro Evolution Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, and the Pro Wrestling Pride Heavyweight Championship twice.

Carmel Jacob

In 2016, Carmel Jacob’s career was winding down, with Shug’s Hoose Party 3 marking her penultimate career match. The Pipebomb Princess had her swansong at Fear & Loathing IX, ICW’s first show inside the SSE Hydro, where she lost her ICW Women’s Championship to Kay Lee Ray in a Triple Threat Match also including Viper, and subsequently announced her retirement following the match. She’s went on to make one or two appearances since then, including being the first ever inductee into the ICW Hall of Fame.

Davey Blaze

Following his capture of the ICW Tag Team Championships with Joe Hendry, Davey Blaze was once again back on top, but it wouldn’t last long. They lost the titles to Polo Promotions in a Ladder Match that September, leading The Scottish Savage to turn his back on Hendry, later losing to the future Prestigious One at Fear & Loathing IX. Blaze would continue his ICW career until September 2017, including a brief reunion of The Bucky Boys with Stevie Boy as well as a failed attempt at gaining an opportunity to challenge Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship. He’s still wrestling up and down the Scottish wrestling scene for promotions including British Championship Wrestling, Scottish Wrestling Alliance, and Premier British Wrestling, where he recently scored a huge victory over American sensation Sugar Dunkerton.

DCT

DCT scored one of the biggest victories of his life at Shug’s Hoose Party 3 when he defeated Bram inside the demonic steel cage structure. The International Sex Hero remained one of ICW’s top stars for the next two years, challenging for the Zero-G Championship on a few occasions before hitting the jackpot in July 2018 as he captured the ICW World Heavyweight Championship from Stevie Boy, just two weeks after he lost the Reckless Intent Heavyweight Championship to Grado. He lost his ICW gold to former Polo Promotions pal Jackie Polo two months later, before jetting off to Australia, where he’s since wrestled for promotions including Battle Championship Wrestling and Melbourne City Wrestling.

Drew Galloway

2016 saw quite a scary moment in the career of future ICW Hall of Famer Drew Galloway (now Drew McIntyre) as he suffered a near career-ending injury after landing awkwardly on his neck but he would thankfully make a successful return to the ring, winning both the Impact Wrestling Grand Championship and the WhatCulture Pro Wrestling World Championship. He wrapped up his ICW career at Barramania III in April 2017 by defeating best pal Jack Jester in a Barbed Wire Match, with his final match on the independent circuit being a loss to Cody Rhodes at the end of the month. Upon his return to WWE/NXT, he would lift both the NXT Championship and the Raw Tag Team Championships alongside everyone’s favourite Dolph Ziggler. These days, he can be found on both the Raw and Smackdown rosters thanks to the tedious Wildcard Rule, helping out THE BEST IN THE WORLD Shane McMahon.

Michael Dante

With his Sumerian Death Squad partner Tommy End leaving for pastures new, Michael Dante would also head off into the darkness, remaining a big factor in Germany’s westside Xtreme wrestling while also winning both the Flemish Wrestling Force World Wrestling Championship and Dutch Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship from Phil Boyd and Max Damon respectively. He had a brief return to ICW in the fall of 2017 as he rejoined Legion with Mikey Whiplash and new member Chris Renfrew, but he hasn’t been seen in Scotland since.

Mike Bird

After making it to the finals of the ICW Tag Team Championships Tournament, Mike Bird would go on to become a more regular member of the ICW roster alongside current NXT UK star Wild Boar. The Welsh tandem would capture the Tag Team Championships from Polo Promotions at the 2017 Square Go!, retaining against teams including The Kinky Party, The Kings of Catch, and Moustache Mountain before losing them back to Jackie Polo and Mark Coffey at Fear & Loathing X. His most recent ICW appearance came in the 2018 Square Go! Match, but he’s kept busy since. He would win the Dragon Pro Wrestling All Wales Championship and the Pro Wrestling Chaos Knights of Chaos Championships with deathmatch wrestling’s prodigal son Drew Parker, while also making it to the finals of last year’s Source Wrestling Championship Tournament. More recently, Bird won both the PWC Heir To The Throne Ladder Match and the GOOD Wrestling Gift of Good Tournament.

Mikey Whiplash

“The Necromancer” Mikey Whiplash was an ICW stalwart for quite some time and has always been known as someone who can mix his exquisite technical wrestling skills with his tendency to smash people with light tubes and sheets of glass. He reformed Legion in 2017 with Aivil (then known as Jokey), Chris Renfrew, and Michael Dante, which resulted in the first ever King of Insanity Match between he, Renfrew, Stevie Boy, and AEW’s Jimmy Havoc. After failing to take the World Heavyweight Championship from BT Gunn at Barramania 4, The Deity of Defiance’s final ICW appearance came at last year’s Fear & Loathing as he tapped out to Joe Hendry, with Whiplash yet to be seen since. When he’s not running operations at both Source Wrestling and Fierce Females, Whiplash can be found on shows for Reckless Intent Wrestling, TNT Extreme Wrestling, and a few others, recently winning the TNT Extreme Division Championship from BT Gunn at their Going Off Big Time event.

Noam Dar

Shug’s Hoose Party 3 saw the Pinky Party unite as Sha Samuels turned on The Black Label to join Grado and Noam Dar, just weeks after The Scottish Supernova had competed in WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic tournament. He lost to Andy Wild in his last ICW match before heading to the States full-time, with his last match in the British independent circuit coming at a Pro Wrestling Elite show where he teamed with Grado and Lionheart in a victory over the team of Kid Fite, Sha Samuels, and Iestyn Rees. Nowadays, he can be found on both 205 Live and NXT UK, and is of course the former boyfriend of Alicia Fooooooooooxxxxxxxxxx.

Tommy End

The hard-hitting Tommy End wrestled his final match for Insane Championship Wrestling at Shug’s Hoose Party 3, and would continue wrestling on the indies thereafter, competing for the likes of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, EVOLVE Wrestling, and PROGRESS Wrestling. He joined the NXT roster as Aleister Black, kicking off the faces of everyone who stepped up to him, which included an amazing rivalry with the eccentric Velveteen Dream in late 2017. A three month reign with the NXT Championship saw him lose the title to Tommaso Ciampa, and he would eventually join the main roster a few months after as a member of the Smackdown roster. At the time of writing, he’s involved in a rivalry with Cesaro that saw the pair steal the show at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

Wild Boar

As previously mentioned, Wild Boar would go on to capture the ICW Tag Team Championships alongside his Marauders partner Mike Bird. While also wrestling for ATTACK! Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Chaos, and Dragon Pro Wrestling, Boar would form The 198 alongside Flash Morgan Webster, a team that would win the Dragon Pro Tag Team Championships. The Welshman would go on to defeat Webster for the ATTACK! Pro Championship, but they remained a tandem in PROGRESS, and were featured on the promotion’s biggest ever show in Wembley Arena at the end of September 2018. Last year would also see Boar join the NXT UK roster, where he formed a duo with The Primate known simply as The Hunt. They’re in the undercard of the doubles division right now with the likes of The Grizzled Young Veterans, South Wales Subculture, and Gallus dominating the upper ranks, but expect to see these two boost right up the rankings in the months to come.


In full results from this show, taking place on July 31st 2016 at the O2 ABC, Glasgow;

Tournament Finals for the vacant ICW Tag Team Championships – The Local Fire (Joe Hendry & Davey Blaze) def. Mike Bird & Wild Boar
ICW Zero-G Championship – Lionheart (c) def. Kenny Williams
Steel Cage Match – DCT def. Bram
Equal shareholders or RUDO as sole owner – Team Dallas (Grado, Noam Dar & Sha Samuels) def. The Black Label (Drew Galloway, Jack Jester & Wolfgang)
Intergender Match – The Filthy Generation (Stevie Boy & Kay Lee Ray) def. BT Gunn & Carmel
Lewis Girvan & Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) def. Legion (Mikey Whiplash & The Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante))
ICW World Heavyweight Championship – Joe Coffey def. Big Damo (c)
ICW World Heavyweight Championship – Wolfgang def. Joe Coffey (c)