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A damn solid if unspectacular wrestler. Had a great run with Travis Banks in PROGRESS in the South Pacific Power Trip. More recently been a good solo guy in smaller ones.

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Has anyone seen the clip of the Bucky Boys reunion on the latest Fight Club  ? Totally hysterical and The Wee Man was on superb form especially his gag on Harry and Meghan

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On 22/01/2020 at 11:35, jacobsladder said:

Has anyone seen the clip of the Bucky Boys reunion on the latest Fight Club  ? Totally hysterical and The Wee Man was on superb form especially his gag on Harry and Meghan

I did aye. Bit gutted I missed seeing it in person. Looking forward to the Square Go however. 

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There's apparently a MASSIVE surprise in the Square Go. It's obviously not DCT as they've been pretty blatant about him being back, so I'm intrigued by this.

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Actually really looking forward to this tonight not a clue who the winner could be anyone any predictions? I am really starting to like the fite network Lou King Sharp impressed me last year at the square go too wouldn’t mind seeing them winning other than that can’t say I’m fussed about who wins. 

Also just found out today our seating tickets gets us early entry at 6pm and there is a bonus match. Absolute bonus ball that we are not stuck queuing too me. 
 

 

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2 minutes ago, diamond_for_life said:

Actually really looking forward to this tonight not a clue who the winner could be anyone any predictions? I am really starting to like the fite network Lou King Sharp impressed me last year at the square go too wouldn’t mind seeing them winning other than that can’t say I’m fussed about who wins. 

Also just found out today our seating tickets gets us early entry at 6pm and there is a bonus match. Absolute bonus ball that we are not stuck queuing too me. 
 

 

I mind a couple of years ago LKS went on a tear in the Square Go match and was in for an age, getting a good few eliminations in the process. He's a cracking wee worker. Also glad to see they have went back to one night only for Shugs this year and have got this weekender shite in the bin. It was an awful, awful idea.

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17 minutes ago, cb_diamond said:

I mind a couple of years ago LKS went on a tear in the Square Go match and was in for an age, getting a good few eliminations in the process. He's a cracking wee worker. Also glad to see they have went back to one night only for Shugs this year and have got this weekender shite in the bin. It was an awful, awful idea.

I was never a fan of weekends events as I simply couldn’t do both and one night always seemed far better than the other. 
 

You going tonight mate?

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28 minutes ago, diamond_for_life said:

I was never a fan of weekends events as I simply couldn’t do both and one night always seemed far better than the other. 
 

You going tonight mate?

I'm not tonight, not been going at all recently, although a one night Shugs will more than likely see me make the effort as it has fell slap bang on the middle of my holiday weeks from work!

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5 hours ago, diamond_for_life said:

Actually really looking forward to this tonight not a clue who the winner could be anyone any predictions? I am really starting to like the fite network Lou King Sharp impressed me last year at the square go too wouldn’t mind seeing them winning other than that can’t say I’m fussed about who wins. 

Also just found out today our seating tickets gets us early entry at 6pm and there is a bonus match. Absolute bonus ball that we are not stuck queuing too me. 
 

 

Looking forward to it too. Can't beat a Rumble really and the under-card is good too. Not sure who'll win it either, though if I had to say I'd go for Andy WIld - which I'd be absolutely delighted with. No obvious winner. Leyton might have been a shout but he seems to be doing his thing with the Zero-G atm. I'm a bit annoyed the early entry match is the Woke Queens tag match as that had been one of the ones I'd been most looking forward to seeing 😂 But it is what it is.

5 hours ago, cb_diamond said:

I mind a couple of years ago LKS went on a tear in the Square Go match and was in for an age, getting a good few eliminations in the process. He's a cracking wee worker. Also glad to see they have went back to one night only for Shugs this year and have got this weekender shite in the bin. It was an awful, awful idea.

LKS and the Fite Network are brilliant. Hope it's a big year for them. 

Didn't know that about Shug's but that's good news. I did the two nights for the first time this year and while I enjoyed it, it is a lot of effort. Should make the card a bit tighter too. 

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3 hours ago, airdrieman said:

Looking forward to it too. Can't beat a Rumble really and the under-card is good too. Not sure who'll win it either, though if I had to say I'd go for Andy WIld - which I'd be absolutely delighted with. No obvious winner. Leyton might have been a shout but he seems to be doing his thing with the Zero-G atm. I'm a bit annoyed the early entry match is the Woke Queens tag match as that had been one of the ones I'd been most looking forward to seeing 😂 But it is what it is.

Should make the card a bit tighter too. 

This is absolutely the main thing for me, all of the two night cards have been good in places and absolute filler in others. Their talent pool isn't nearly deep enough for the best part of 20 matches currently.

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Pretty sure they have it on one night to have it around the same time, which happens to be the same weekend as NXT UK on the Friday and Saturday. I'd imagine it'd return to a two nighter for Fear and Loathing, depending on if the same thing happens.

I'm kinda hoping they're testing the water next month for possibly having Fear and Loathing in Newcastle though. O2 Newcastle is an exciting venue and a one night big show down there should be a great time. The Square Go doon there was outstanding.

 

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Well I take it back 😂. Some folk might be happy but with that tonight I’m done again. 
 

Won’t post anything till tomorrow to let folk catch on up on results and what not but it’s the same old pish for me. 

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5 minutes ago, diamond_for_life said:

Well I take it back 😂. Some folk might be happy but with that tonight I’m done again. 
 

Won’t post anything till tomorrow to let folk catch on up on results and what not but it’s the same old pish for me. 

The results of the last match and the square go are 💩💩💩

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10 minutes ago, cb_diamond said:

The results of the last match and the square go are 💩💩💩

Aye mate will rant more tomorrow. Blame myself for getting hyped but it honestly couldn’t have been any flatter by the end. The place couldn’t care any less if you wanted them too. 

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My take on last night

Spoiler

So the early match was the women’s tag match. I had no idea who the WokeQueens were but I enjoyed the match with KLR being the obvious stand out. This left me quite optimistic for the rest of the night. 

 

First match up and seemingly to the dismay of the crowd ICW turn Buzzard heal again with him talking about how he is winner, we are all losers and how he played everyone as fools. He then loses the title to a low blow. Don’t understand the point in this myself but I really like Liam Thomson and I’m not really invested in Leyton so was nice to see Liam win. 

 

Then onto the women’s title match and I’m probably going to seem harsh but I just wasn’t impressed at all. They just simply looked off the pace and you can clearly see the difference in quality after watching previous women’s title matches over the years. 

 

Delighted for fite network. That’s the result I wanted. Had absolutely no idea what was happening for most of it as the screens didn’t work till the end but delighted. Then out comes Kenny Williams and Mark Coffey who I guess are now a thing. What a waste of Coffey an absolute star to me who never gets the chance to shine. 

 

The world title match was a decent match and I love watching Stevie Boy and how far he has come. Sadly I just don’t take to Supernova 11 don’t know why as he is obviously talented just not for me. Knew he was winning from the moment Davie interfered and although not a bad match at all just not one for me. 

 

The square go f**k me what an absolute wreck of an event. We have the fans chanting we are the people to that absolutely ridiculous gimmick. Then we get a trio I’m assuming from N.Ireland wearing the red hand of ulster on their gear with one of them actually having a red glove on one hand. Call me a snowflake or whatever but I’ve absolutely no fucking time for that in wrestling the atmosphere was not nice where we were. Then cue another jump in from a team covering their faces. Was the power forwards last year and it was the young team this year. Not original at all. Cue Dallas yet again apologising to someone for making an arse of things. Joe Hendry last year and Kid Fite yesterday. He seems like the most powerless owner in storylines I’ve ever seen. Then the choice of winner f**k me the place was dead after it absolute dead. No one could care any less if they tried. A few fun spots in it but that was probably my worst Square Go event and my first one Dickie Divers won ffs. 

 

Trent was a nice surprise for me and it was really good seeing him back in an ICW ring. Other than that though nothing surprised me and there is some rite wastes in it. Could have easily taken 10-12 of them out and not batted an eyelid. 

 

The only 2 pluses for me was despite reading about how much a p***k he was (don’t know the first thing about him so apologies if I’m badly wrong here) Callaghan was good I enjoyed watching him and BT Gunn. Also the return of DCT (would not have recognised him) and the return of Jackie Polo. The spot with them was cracking. A complete contrast of the characters they were the last time they met in an ICW ring. This was my favourite part of the night tbh.


just flicked through it again on demand and the reaction to the square go is shocking. Tells you all you need to know

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The reaction to much of it was pretty shite. There was stuff the fans tried to get into but were kind of muttering away, and there was genuinely good moments, but ultimately, it seemed to fall flat.


I find what's happened to Leyton Buzzard a bit off. He was building momentum, won the Zero G and was a genuinely likeable and brilliant wrestler. He then turns heel and loses the belt and that momentum just disappears in an instant. Now... the match was REALLY good I thought. Not as good as their screamer at Gonzo but never expected it to be given their respective places on each card, and as said, Liam Thomson is great, so I'm not necessarily against him winning the belt.

I was RIGHT into the women's match for the first half of it. I thought we were just getting a bit of a spring where both women just kick f**k out of each other, and I was definitely enjoying it. But the pace was such that, when it did slow down, the momentum was gone and it lost me. A shorter match keeping the same pace and I'd have been a big big fan of this. Aivil has been good in these types of brawl.

The tag title match... hmm. Loads of crowd brawling, which I hate, but cracking moments sprinkled among it. The bin getting demolished over the head of Krobar was good, as was them brawling past the unsuspecting folk having their dinner. But the cut out in action meant that it was impossible to stay invested which is a shame. But the genuinely big reaction for the Fite Network was good, and I like the idea of them vs. Coffey and Kenny.

As a sidenote, the callback to Lou King Sharp bamming up Krobar for being an idiot was a glorious wee bit, when Krobar stupidly locked himself out of the match.

I loved the title match. Another one where I didn't like the result, but only because I thought Stevie should have had it longer. But he can get that momentum back as he's established enough, so I'm okay with that, and both guys managed to eventually get this audience to give a f**k which was no mean feat on this show.

Kez Evans getting the case is no issue for me in the same way as Noam winning wasn't an issue. If it goes sideways they'll just shift the case away like they did with Divers first time around. But something that annoys me with Kez Evans is the way he's been treated since he started. His momentum has continued from the very beginning and uninterrupted. I've said I like Kez Evans, and think he's a good talent, but he hasn't connected in nearly the same way as the guy who had every bit of momentum took in the opening match.

On a positive note, Bad Company vs. OI4K could have potential. We're clearly going to see a lot of Sami and the Crists, which means we're going to start seeing Sami in particular in full "big match" mode. Which definitely has me more interested in him. Kid Fite getting to close the Go on the way out was a good touch which is well earned for one of the absolute pillars of wrestling in this country.

Love Callihan's mic work and always have. It's corny as f**k but his delivery matches it and it works a charm. And him closing his vest back over after getting chopped was great. That Govan Team in the masks thing has been going on for ages. They're neds covering their faces attacking folk. It's not even remotely the same thing as Power Forward. I thought the match flowed well in front of the usual kinda dead sounding crowd. The problem with an ICW crowd is, you're either over or you're not. So it'll either be a great crowd or a dead one. No middle ground.

DCT and Jackie is a hell of a rivalry going forward.

There's definitely a decent show here. Two damn good title matches, a pretty decent one, and a video problem destroyed one, a good segment and a Square Go which definitely kept my interest for the substantial time it was on. But much like the rest of the post FNL stuff, it's falling kinda flat.

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Two days later and I still can't get over how shite the square go winner is. Could literally only be worse if Aaron Echo won it

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