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ICW: Fight Club, live in Newcastle, 15/04/18

This Sunday at the Insane Champion Wrestling return to Newcastle for the first time in 2018 for ICW: Jimmy Nail’s Revenge II – The Revenge Of Jimmy Nail! ICW: Fight Club. This is the company’s last stop before their annual Barramania supershow. Their last Newcastle show, from September 2017, was one of the best shows I have attended and this one is shaping up to be equally brilliant.

So without further delay let’s take a look at the matches that have been announced so far (as always card subject to change):

Other than an appearance for the now defunct 5 Star Wrestling Big Grizzly rarely appears in Newcastle and this is one of the few opportunities wrestling fans in the area will have go watch him live. His opponent Ravie Davie has a growing fanbase in the area after his entertaining appearances for Main Event Wrestling and it’s pretty much a guarantee that the crowd will very much be on his side in this one. Given the huge size difference between the two men Davie may need more than the crowd to win this one.

At the last Newcastle show Lewis Girvan and Aspin Faith (alongside their Filthy Generation teammate Stevie Boy) tore the house down in an absolutely brutal match as they defeated Legion. Whenever I have seen the duo perform they have always stolen the show and this match against Calling Spots Champion Aaron Echo and his best friend, and former Zero G champion, Kenny William has every chance to be match of the night.

Fans of ICW will be aware of the history been these two, to put it simply they don’t like each OTHER. The ‘International Sex Hero’ DCT is one of ICW’s most popular stars and Stevie Boy has arguably the the company’s most impressive performer over the last 12 months. I’m looking forward to watching how this match unfolds.

Jody Fleisch is one of the best wrestlers the UK has ever produced and it is rare that he journeys to Newcastle to show off his unique high flying style and in my humble opinion him appearing on this card is reason alone for any BritWres fans to buy a ticket. Throw in the immensely talented Mark Coffey and the implications this match has on the upcoming gauntlet match for the Zero G championship at Barramania and there’s many many other reasons to check this out.

This is the full debut of the Sons of Ulaid in Insane Championship Wrestling. They did make an appearance ar the last Fight Club tapings in Glasgow where they made their presence felt by attacking Stevie James after his match (Krobar had been dragged off by the Scandanavian monster Tor ‘Butcher’ Atterhagen). I’m sure the Purge will be looking to get revenge on the Sick Boys and I’m sure this will be a vicious affair.

Speaking of vicious affairs this match is not going to be one for the faint hearted. All three men are death match specialists and the only thing they care less about than their own safety is that of their opponents. Whiplash’s last match in ICW had him put Jimmy Havoc through a sheet of glass (video here) so that shows what he is willing to do to an opponent in order to get the win. If you are in any way queezy I’d recommend considering giving this match a miss and visiting the merch stand (although keep your wits about you as these three may take the match over to that part of the building).

Newcastle was where the Kinky Party celebrated becoming a team, could it be the same city they celebrate becoming ICW Tag Team champions? I’m sure current champions Rampage Brown and Ashton Smith will have other ideas in mind and will be looking to extend their reign against their toughest challenge to date.

Originally BT Gunn‘s opponent was scheduled to be Paul London but unfortunately injury has sidelined the former WWE star and he will no longer be appearing in Newcastle, thankfully he has been replaced by one of the very best on the UK scene Mark Haskins. This match will be brilliant.

Tickets for the show are still available here and for more information check out ICW’s social media pages.

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ICW – The Infamous, 17/09/17, The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Newcastle is Insane Championship Wrestling’s home away from home. The city was the first place outside of Scotland to hold an ICW show and since then we have held more events then any other English town/city and this year we were lucky enough to host the company’s annual Square Go event. Wrestling fans in Newcastle always attend ICW shows in their droves and they are near enough to Scotland that a lot of the ICW faithful make the journey south of the border meaning that shows have a unique a blend of fans. Continue reading

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Target Wrestling, The Venue, Carlisle, 17/06/17

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to take in a Target’s last Carlisle show and as their next show approaches I thought it only polite to preview their next FANTASTIC show so any Calling Spots readers within travelling distance know not to miss out. Continue reading

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WCPW Built to Destroy, O2 Academy Newcastle, 16/06/17

After taking their unique brand of wrestling around the world, next Friday WCPW return to the O2 Academy in Newcastle for the first time since 1st December 2016.

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Interview with Simon Cassidy of One Fall Media

Credit to Tony Knox for the photograph

Keen to uncover the background story to the ever popular “ONE FALL” chant that occurs at wrestling shows across the British Isles our research told us that Simon Cassidy of ICW fame was the man to contact and boy did he not disappoint.
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Interview with Sean McLaughlin, 1st December 2016

Sean holding the BCW title aloft before a title defence. Credit to David Wilson for the photographs.

I met Sean McLaughlin a few months ago at WhatCulture Pro Wrestling after being introduced to the man by their then-press officer Suzie Kennedy. We talked and I got the information I needed to create a profile on him for our profile section. After some gentle badgering by Sean I eventually got round to creating it. Despite finding Sean incredibly friendly I was genuinely surprised at the popularity of his profile and as the number of views climbed Sean and I connected over silly banter to the point where I would now class him as a pal.
With that in mind when I realised he was going to be involved in the largest European wrestling show in my lifetime, Fear & Loathing IX, I asked him to take some pictures on the day and then chat to me about it at the next WCPW Loaded taping after the big show…

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