by Mat Lindsay
WCPW begin the week on Monday 13th, emanating from the Leicester O2 Academy for a show that has a distinctly Lucha feel, as in addition to more familiar names such as Drew Galloway, “Local Hero” Joe Hendry, Will Ospreay and Martin Kirby, fans will be able to bask in the collective glory of Ricochet, Alberto El Patron (obviously of former WWE fame as Alberto Del Rio), Drago and the exceptional talent of Pentagon Jnr.
After taking Newcastle by storm earlier in the month with the fifth annual Square Go!, ICW are back on the road again with their Fight Club Live tour this week with three dates in quick succession. Glasgow’s finest begin on Friday 17th at the Southampton Engine Rooms, with Drew Galloway against Grado and Trent Seven against Lionheart as the matches announced at the time of writing. The next stop is on Saturday 18th at the Sheffield O2 Academy, where Wolfgang will be the one facing Grado and Galloway will meet his former Black Label ally Jack Jester. Finally, the tour wraps up for the week on Sunday 19th at the O2 Ritz in Manchester, and on this card, Joe Hendry takes on Lionheart and Sha Samuels faces Galloway.
Pro Wrestling Chaos infest the appropriately named Thornbury Leisure Centre in Thornbury, also on the 18th, for Chaos B Ballin’. Imports of note on the card include star of the TNA X-Division Andrew Everett, former WWE and NJPW superstar MVP and former WWE Diva’s Champion Melina. Not to be outdone by the Yanks though, “Flash” Morgan Webster, Mike Bird, Wild Boar, Jimmy Havoc, Dave Mastiff, Big Grizzly and Eddie Ryan will all compete in an Elimination Match for the King of Chaos Championship.
Women’s wrestling takes the fore at the Resistance Gallery in London’s Bethnal Green, as Pro Wrestling EVE present A Day And A Night At The Resistance, consisting of an afternoon matinee and evening show. In action, will be the likes of Nixon Newell, Kasey Owens, Laura DiMatteo, Leah Owens, Blue Nikita and Pro Wrestling EVE Champion Rhia O’Reilly. In addition, finest traditions of Joshi will be represented by Emi Sakura and Meiko Satamura.
Finally, this week, Futureshock share Manchester with ICW on 19th, with FutureShock Reloaded taking place at 53two on Albion Street. Sam Bailey, Joey Hayes and “Delicious” Danny Hope are all in with a chance of facing “Liverpool’s No.1” Zack Gibson for his FutureShock Heavyweight Championship, as they have been entered into a Facebook poll by Futureshock management poll, so that fans can decide who will get the shot. Futureshock have also taken the magnanimous step of changing the start time of their event to 4:00pm, in order to accommodate those wanting to see ICW’s show as well.