Preview: Insane Championship Wrestling ‘Fight Club: Gang Warfare’ (25/08/19)

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With all the fallout from Shug’s Hoose Party 6, Insane Championship Wrestling are back at the Garage later tonight for the next instalment of Fight Club tapings, a night where it’s all about gang warfare. A mammoth six man tag team match has been signed for the main event as ICW’s two biggest factions go head to head but elsewhere on the show, we’ve also got the debut of one of Scotland’s fastest rising talents, the return of one of the UK’s most underappreciated stars, and a huge announcement from ICW head honcho Mark Dallas. Quite the night in store as the insanity returns.

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The Filthy Generation (Stevie Boy & The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan)) vs Bad Company (Wolfgang & The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James))

It’s one of the biggest main events in recent ICW history. On one side of the ring, we have The Filthy Generation. Current ICW World Heavyweight Champion Stevie Boy and current ICW Tag Team Champions The Kings of Catch. On the other side of things, we have Bad Company. Current NXT Uk superstar Wolfgang (replacing the injured BT Gunn) and two thirds of the King of Hawners winners The Purge. Considering Fear & Loathing is just over two months away, this main event couldn’t come at a better time. Take The Purge for example. They’re going up against a team that features the World Heavyweight Champion and the Tag Team Champions. Keep in mind that their victory in the King of Hawners tournament grants them one championship match. Perhaps they’ll go after Aspen and Lewis’ tag titles, and what better place to do so than at the biggest show of the year? There’s a lot riding on this one, but there’s still one question left to be answered – who’s side are you on?

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Kez Evans vs Leyton Buzzard

Former allies are set to square off as Kez Evans faces one of the hottest things going in British wrestling right now, Leyton Buzzard. For months, these two were aligned as part of The Dallas Mavericks, running roughshod over the ICW roster simply because they could. Things would turn sour when Leyton was kicked out of the group though but as time soon told us, that simply lit a fire inside of The Prodigy, and we now have Captain Buzzard manning the ship. Both men are coming off the back of very different Shug’s Hoose Party weekends – Kez was defeated by BT Gunn in a hellish Last Man Standing Match, whereas Leyton was victorious over both Joe Hendry and James Storm on nights one and two respectively. That weekend saw Leyton Buzzard positioned as THE guy to look out for in ICW. Let’s see if he’s able to keep it that way.

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Gauntlet Match
Andy Wild vs The Power Forward (???, ??? & ???)

Andy Wild faces a huge task later tonight as he takes on all three masked members of The Power Forward in a Gauntlet Match. For months now, this group of masked goons has been assisting Mark Coffey whenever and wherever possible, with one of their main targets being The Stovie Superman. We saw the masked lads in action as part of the King of Hawners tournament, where they were ousted in the opening round at the hands of Wild, Aaron Echo, and Kieran Kelly. Despite that loss, they’ve not given up in their mission to take down The Dad Bod God, leading us to this Gauntlet Match. Who knows, maybe tonight’s the night we finally found out the identity of at least one of the men.

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The Kinky Party (Jack Jester & Sha Samuels) vs The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris)

ICW’s tag team division is red hot right now, and that’s thanks in part to teams such as The Kinky Party and The Nine9. These two teams collide tonight, but it won’t be the first time they’ve faced off. They first went head to head at ICW’s first show of 2019, a night that saw Jack Morris make his ICW debut as Dickie Divers’ mystery partner. Following a distraction on the screen courtesy of The Anti-Fun Police, it allowed for Morris and Divers to score an upset victory over the former two-time ICW Tag Team Champions. Since then, The Nine9 have been a name for themselves within ICW, coming oh so close to lifting the tag titles at Shug’s from The Kings of Catch. Although that wasn’t their night, they have the perfect chance to earn another crack at the titles if they’re able to once again defeat The Kinky Party.

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Ricky Knight Jr. vs Alexander Dean

In a rematch from Shug’s Hoose Party 6, Alexander Dean will once again go up against the sensation that is Ricky Knight Jr. Dean is absolutely livid that he’s not being consistently featured in the main event scene in ICW, something that he blames on RKJ. The Catch Provocateur has claimed that Ricky’s success is only because of him being a member of the illustrious Knight family, something that you’ll see isn’t entirely true as soon as Mr Pure Action steps into the ring. The pair’s bout at Shug’s was a true show-stealing performance from both men, a match that Alexander Dean would go on to win. What if Ricky Knight Jr. wins this one though? Do they have a rubber match later on? Do they go into a best of seven series? Either way, this will be a cracking match later on tonight at the Garage.

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ICW Women’s World Championship #1 Contenders Tournament – Semifinals
Aivil vs Angel Hayze

A four-woman tournament to crown the #1 contender to the ICW Women’s World Championship will kick off later tonight, with the first semifinal match seeing Aivil take on the debuting Angel Hayze. For as long as I can remember, the fans have waited and waited for Aivil to receive a championship opportunity. She’s had three since May, and has come away unsuccessful in each attempt, losing to Kay Lee Ray once and Kasey twice. The Twisted Priestess doesn’t exactly have the best of luck when the championship is on the line, but she’s got another chance to prove herself with this tournament. Unfortunately, there’s someone just as eager standing in her way. 2019 has very much been the year of Angel Hayze, with debuts for the likes of Discovery Wrestling and Fierce Females, both of which she has now become a mainstay in. This though, this is the biggest opportunity of her career thus far. She’ll take the chance and run with it then who knows, maybe she’ll have another promotion to call her home.

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Liam Thomson vs Gabriel Kidd

New Zero-G Champion Liam Thomson faces quite the tough task at the Garage as he comes up against someone making just his second appearance in an ICW ring, Gabriel Kidd. The last we saw of Kidd in ICW was in a Fatal Four Way Match back in June 2017 against Davey Blaze, Kenny Williams, and eventual winner BT Gunn. That was a completely different Gabriel Kidd though – in the just over two years that have followed, he’s developed into The Young Bull. He’s now one of the most dangerous competitors in the UK right now, something that was clearly shown through his tear in Defiant Wrestling up until his departure this past June, as well as the fact that he’s bee invited to train at New Japan’s dojo in LA under the guidance of Katsuyori Shibata. Although this is a non-title match (as far I’m aware at least), Liam needs to be on top form here, otherwise Gabriel Kidd could very well be in line for an opportunity at his Zero-G Championship further down the line.

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Iestyn Rees vs Kieran Kelly

At Shug’s Hoose Party 6 last month, we saw the return to ICW of Iestyn Rees, with this new Alpha Attitude behind him. Alongside Kenny Williams, The Quintessential Athlete was victorious over the exciting Irish trio More Than Hype in a Handicap Match, but this will be his first singles match in ICW since September 2018. Almost a year has passed since we saw Iestyn in singles action here in ICW, and now he finds himself up against the ever-talented Kieran Kelly. The former Scottish X Champion has found a home in ICW, having incredible matches with Leyton Buzzard and also making it to the finals of the King of Hawners tournament, where he teamed with Aaron Echo and Andy Wild. Right now, neither man is really in the title picture for any of the championships on offer in ICW, something that could change here. If he keeps going by this Alpha Attitude, Iestyn Rees could be a huge player in the World Heavyweight Championship scene. All it takes is one of those devastating Alpha Wave spears to wipe out his opponent.

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Grado vs Ravie Davie

One of ICW’s most personal rivalries comes to a head tonight as Grado goes one on one with Ravie Davie, a match that was originally scheduled to happen back in June but never did. Unquestionably, both men are perhaps the two biggest stars to cross over into other media outlets, with Grado being a television sensation and Davie being featured on sites such as UNILAD. When it comes to ICW though, there’s no doubting the levels of popularity Grado once had. Although that may have dwindled now due to him putting more attention towards his other projects, he’s still a big name, which is why Ravie Davie wants to make a statement at his expense. Billy Kirkwood and Veronica Le Strange put it best on the recent episode of ICW Worldwide – he’s like a much darker version of Grado. We’ve seen a more vicious side to The Fresh Prince of Drumoyne Square in recent times, so don’t be too surprised to see a wild match when these two go at it.

Also scheduled to appear at the show are Kid Fite, who has some choice words to get off his chest regarding Paul Robinson, and Mark Dallas, who will be on hand to reveal the new commissioner of Insane Championship Wrestling!

Tickets are still available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk, and will also be available at the venue box office from 6pm. Doors open at 6pm, with the action kicking off at 6:30.


Announced Matches
The Filthy Generation (Stevie Boy & The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan)) vs Bad Company (Wolfgang & The Purge (Krobar & Stevie James))
Kez Evans vs Leyton Buzzard
Gauntlet Match – Andy Wild vs The Power Forward (???, ??? & ???)
The Kinky Party (Jack Jester & Sha Samuels) vs The Nine9 (Dickie Divers & Jack Morris)
Ricky Knight Jr. vs Alexander Dean
ICW Women’s World Championship #1 Contenders Tournament – Semifinals – Aivil vs Angel Hayze
Liam Thomson vs Gabriel Kidd
Iestyn Rees vs Kieran Kelly
Grado vs Ravie Davie

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