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Really enjoyed both nights of Shug's. Some of the best live wrestling I've seen in a while and, combined, certainly the best ICW show I've been to in a long time. 

Both main events were superb (as expected). Seeing Kushida live was sheer class. The pop Stevie Boy got was something special and I'm excited to have him back. He's a big name talent who consistently delivers in the ring. Speaking of which I'm sad to see Joe Hendry and Jackie Polo go. As said above it seems like Jackie is going to be away for a while. I hope if/when he comes back he's feeling refreshed and motivated because he's one of the biggest talents they have. 

The Zero-G title match was also excellent. The way Coffey and Thomson constructed the match was perfect. I'm delighted for Liam Thomson too and it's a well deserved and long overdue singles title win for him. A feud between him and Leyton or Kieran Kelly would be class. 

Like WM, I'm really high on Leyton Buzzard too at the moment. He's got a ton of momentum, he's popular and he's consistently excellent in the ring and on the mic. His match with Joe Hendry was great and he had a decent showing against James Storm the following night too. Thought the story of the match against Hendry was told really well and Joe done a good job putting Leyton over afterwards too. I think the next year in ICW is going to be a big one for Leyton. 

The Purge and P.o.D. had maybe the low key match of the weekend for me. The Purge have really grown on me since King of Hawners. Not that I didn't think they were decent before then but they've really pulled a couple of crackers out the bag since then. As others have mentioned the ICW tag division is looking particularly strong at the moment. Kings of Catch are tremendous and I've enjoyed the nine9. Kenny Williams and Iestyn Rees could be fun. And Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm can always be called upon to have a decent match. I really hope we see More than Hype and The Kings of the North frequently in ICW too. I saw that Corvin got injured last weekend though so here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery. 

I enjoyed Night 2 as well. I didn't really notice a lot of the mistakes and misfires TBH but maybe that was on account of watching it live and in person rather than online. BT Gunn v Kez Evans was great. I was surprised at the result though as Kez getting the decisive win could have gone a long way to making him a future star. Was surprised at The Kinky Party winning too. They've gone totally stale for me now, it's the same shtick every time, and Anti-fun Police could have been another fun addition to the stacked tag division. Kinky Party are still clearly hugely popular with the majority of the audience though.  

NXT UK Women's Title match was great too I thought. Only downside of it was that the result was obvious. 

Tag title TLC match was messy but had some nice drama and the right team won. 

Bored of the Andy Wild and Mark Coffey stuff now but they can both be called upon to have a good match at least. Andy Wild v Power Forward at the next Fight Club taping might at least take it some where. 

The women's title match finish was bullshit. The women's division constantly suffers from poor booking and this was another example. That's no way to treat one of your biggest titles on one of your biggest shows and I'd rather the match just wasn't booked at all if that's the way you're going to go. 

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Delighted for Angel Hayze that she's making her debut at the next Fight Club. Should be a good match between her and Aivil. 

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Think ICW are a bit more prepared for so many losses than some, but they're still losing a LOT of guys who are going to be extremely hard to replace. Especially with probably losing Kenny, The Coffeys, Wolfgang and more to WWE UK as well.

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Been hugely critical of Ravie Davie at points in the past but this reheat of the Chris Renfrew schtick from a couple of years ago actually comes across quite well!

 

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I've been a fan of Ravie Davie as a character from almost the start. I suppose it depends on how much you like the character itself, but I don't think he's put a foot wrong as far as what the role is supposed to be.

BT Gunn is likely to be out for months which is a gutter.

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ICW announcing a commissioner this week...because 1999 🙄

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Will it naw just be for Fear and Loathing? Baffling if it's any longer than that. Although if it turns out to be Polo, there'd be no complaint from me.

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1 hour ago, Warren Mears said:

Will it naw just be for Fear and Loathing?

we live in perpetual hope!

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Just now, cb_diamond said:

we live in perpetual hope!

The timing certainly supports that theory, and it's a semi regular thing for that to happen on these shows.

Although that said, from the tweets, I'd be inclined to believe it's an actual thing that's happening going forward. I'll reserve judgment until they reveal who it is.

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2 hours ago, cb_diamond said:

Shellsuit Bob can get in the sea!

Caught that, riddy. 

New commissioner’s pretty underwhelming too.  

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10 hours ago, TheGoon said:

Caught that, riddy. 

New commissioner’s pretty underwhelming too.  

Yeah, as much as I like her, she's not massively relevant to the more casual fans.

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Gonzo looks fucking phenomenal. You see less bangers in a firework factory. Devlin vs Kelly is going to just be two c***s kicking the f**k out of each other. 

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On paper the whole thing seems like a good shout, the first card is pretty stacked for the type of show it is! Seems similar to the spacebaws concept that got a lot of folk into the limelight.

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That's a good get. I'm not the biggest fan of him personally but he's a good worker and seems perfectly suited for ICW. No doubt he'll get a big match with some sort of violent stipulation. 

ICW Gonzo is shaping up to be a cracker. Good card for Saturday's Fight Club too. 

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