by Mat Lindsay
ICW kick off what promises to be an extremely busy week in Britwres, as they once again take their Fight Club show on tour around the rest of the UK, beginning at the Leicester O2 Academy on 12th, where matches announced include Grado against Ravie Davie, “Liverpool’s No.1” Zack Gibson taking on BT Gunn and Lionheart meeting Jack Jester. On the 13th, they move on to the Cardiff Tramshed, where the only match announced at the time of writing was former ICW Heavyweight Champion Trent Seven against Sha Samuels. Finally, the Islington Assembly Halls in London host the insanity on the 14th, with BT Gunn taking on Davey Blaze and Stevie Boy meeting “Local Hero” Joe Hendry.
Between the 12th and 13th, Bellatrix and WAW present three shows in the space of two days, all emanating from Epic Studios in Norwich. The female warriors of Bellatrix are the source of the action on the night of the 12th, and then WAW take over on 13th, with a matinee and evening show. Names announced for the WAW shows includes, of course, The UK Hooligans, Ricky and Saraya Knight, as well as former WWE and TNA superstars Mr Anderson, Shannon Moore and Scott Hall. In addition, a Latin flavour is promised by the inclusion of Lucha Underground superstar Mascarita Dorada, former WWE and AAA superstar Alberto El Patron, and most notably of all, former ECW, WCW and WWE icon, Rey Mysterio Jnr.
For those who like their wrestling with rather more zany antics and significantly fewer big name imports, ATTACK! Professional Wrestling take over the Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle on 13th, with “Flash” Morgan Webster, Chris Brookes and Mondai Lykos confirmed for what will surely be another deep-fried slice of UK indie gold.
PROGRESS return to the O2 Ritz in Manchester on the 14th for Chapter 48: Bang The Drum, where the only match announced at the time of writing was the potentially epic-making three-way combination of Mark Andrews, Mark Haskins and current reigning PROGRESS Heavyweight Champion “The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne, with the added incentive of the latter’s title being on the line.
Also on the 14th, new kids on the block Lucha Forever team up with Fight! Nation to promote Fight! Forever, at the Saw Swee Hock Centre in London. The only match announced at the time of writing was “All Day Smile” Ryan Smile taking on the astonishingly talented Angelico of AAA and Lucha Underground fame. But the list of talent announced to go along with this match includes Chris Brookes, Mondai Lykos, Lucha Underground regulars Drago, Fenix and Pentagon Jnr, as well as Will Ospreay and member of the legendary Guerrero family, Chavo Guerrero Jnr, and so there is the potential for more than a couple of barn-burners amongst that little lot.