by Mat Lindsay
PCW stand astride Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of February, with a show on each date and in a different town. Blackpool’s Club Domain hosts the show on the 3rd, with the comic relief of Joey Hayes against Dick Justice, Martin Kirby taking on standout US grappler Timothy Thatcher, Chris Ridgeway meeting (the man formerly known as WWE Superstar Justin Gabriel) PJ Black and the rematch of Bubblegum challenging Ashton Smith for the PCW Cruiserweight Championship.
The next night in Liverpool, at the Fusion nightclub, Ridgeway is the one taking on Thatcher and Smith is pitted against Hayes. But the main attraction of the evening will surely be the third encounter between Bubblegum and Dean Allmark, which will be a thirty minutes Ironman Rules Match.
Also on the 4th, LCW continue the theme of Rumble-inspired shows, with the LCW Rumble 2017 at Brockington College in Leicester, where native talent such as “The Warrior” Paul Malen, Iestyn Rees and Xander Cooper will be joined by another former WWE superstar in the form of Rene Dupree.
Moving on to the 5th, RPW:UK are back at the London Cockpit with an interesting card of matches, including Ryan Smile against New Zealander Travis Banks, Oliver Carter meeting Josh Bodom, “Lord” Gideon Grey taking on Timothy Thatcher and Zack Sabre Jnr versus “Speedball” Mike Bailey.
Southside take over the St Neots Priory Centre on the 5th for Battle of the Egos #7, boasting a women’s tag match in which former WWE Diva Melina will team with Ruby Summers to face the tandem of Alex Windsor and current TNA Knockouts Champion Rosemary. Also on the card, “The Mexican Sensation” El Ligero defends the Southside Heavyweight Championship against Ethan Page and WWE UK Championship Tournament standout “The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne takes on current TNA Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards.
Finally, on the 5th, ICW make history by travelling south of the Scottish border for the fifth annual Square Go! In addition to the 30-man, over-the-top elimination match itself (the winner of which earns an ICW title shot at the time and place of their choosing), the packed card includes Andy Wild taking on Lewis Girvan for number one contendership to the ICW Zero-G title, Kay Lee Ray defending the ICW Women’s title against Casey, Ricochet challenging Kenny Williams for the ICW Zero-G Championship, Mike Bird and Wild Boar getting a chance to meet Polo Promotions for the ICW Tag Team Championship and Wolfgang meeting the challenge of Trent Seven for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.