Friday, 6 May 2016

Wrestle Ropes' Ready for the Weekend: May 2016 Week 1 - HOPE, LCW & ICW

We're back once again for another busy weekend in the British Wrestling. This week we are heading off to HOPE Wrestling in Mansfield then travelling over to Leicester for Leicester Championship Wrestling before finally heading to Glasgow for Insane Championship Wrestling. Once again, let's get Ready For The Weekend!

hope evolution xxxv: how the west was won and where it got us
forest town, mansfield, england

Firstly on Friday night, HOPE Wrestling host their first of three shows this weekend, this event taking place in Mansfield at the Forest Town Arena. The main event of the evening shall see Jack Jester defending the HOPE Championship against fan favourite, Martin Kirby. Jester has had a lengthy reign since becoming the inaugural champion back in July last year, Kirby is without  doubt one of the most talented wrestlers in Europe so this could be the biggest challenge that Jester has faced in the last 9 months. The winner of the main event will immediately have to set their sights on the next challenge as the number one contender to the HOPE Championship will also be determined this Friday when CJ Banks, Pete Dunne, Joseph Conners and Jake McCluskey compete in a fatal four-way match. All four men would be a worthy challenger for the HOPE Championship so it really will come down to the man who capitalises on the opportunities presented to them and also their own skill and talent to walk away the number one contender. Friday will also see a rematch from last weekend's event as Chris Tyler shall once again face El Ligero. Their meeting last weekend ended in controversy as Tyler won via disqualification after Ligero accidentally struck the referee. Ligero's anger at the decision resulted in the official being on the receiving end of an attack from Ligero, something not often seen from 'The Mexican Sensation'. HOPE Wrestling have therefore scheduled this match between the two in an attempt to rectify the controversy.

evolution xxxv: how the west was won and where it got us match card

HOPE Championship
Jack Jester (c) vs Martin Kirby

HOPE Championship Number One Contender
‘The Lifetrain’ CJ Banks vs ‘Young And Bitter’ Pete Dunne vs ‘The Righteous’ Joseph Conners (w/ Violet Vendetta) vs ‘The Moonsault King’ Jake McCluskey

‘All Day Star’ Ryan Smile vs Burchill

‘The One And Only’ Chris Tyler vs ‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero

Triple Threat
Alex Windsor vs Leah Owens vs Violet Vendetta

Sam Goodison vs Blake

Flex Buffington vs Joey Ozbourne

Six-Man Tag Team
White Tiger, ‘The Primate’ Jason Prime & Lucas Archer vs LJ Heron & Filthy Gorgeous (Robert Sharpe & Kyle Kingsley)

lcw mayhem - 5th anniversary show
enderby, leicester, england

Moving on to Saturday and Leicester Championship Wrestling are at their usual haunt of Brockington College with 'Mayhem'. The event will see every championship defended. The Hunter Brothers have been chasing the LCW Tag Team Championship for a number of months. The current champions, DNA's Cy Gregory and Marc Massa have managed to hold back the challenge so far but this time the challenge will be even greater. This time they shall be defending the LCW Tag Team Championship in a ladder match. As Hunter Brothers quest to win has not waned, the inclusion of ladders may be the catalyst to propel them to another championship reign. Also on the line will be the LCW Young Guns Championship which is going to be defended in a fatal four-way match. The champion; TK Hayward will defend against Paul Malen, White Tiger & Alex Gracie. A fatal four-way match is a difficult enough task for a champion but this one will be even harder as all three challengers are or have been a champion within LCW. If Hayward can walk away still as a champion, he'll have gone further than he's ever gone before to do so. The main event this Saturday in Enderby will see 'The Man For All Seasons' Xander Cooper defend the LCW Heavyweight Championship against former champion, 'The Heavyweight House Of Pain' Stixx. After interference in previous encounters, it has been announced that this match shall be a first for LCW, a Lumberjack match. While Cooper will have his DNA members present during the match, Stixx shall also have back up in selected allies as he attempts to dethrone Cooper and once again become the LCW Heavyweight Champion.

mayhem - 5th anniversary show match card

LCW Heavyweight Championship – Lumberjack Match
‘The Man For All Seasons’ Xander Cooper (c) vs ‘The Heavyweight House Of Pain’ Stixx

LCW Young Guns Championship – Fatal Four-Way
TK Hayward (c) vs Paul Malen vs Alex Gracie vs White Tiger

LCW Tag Team Championship – Ladder Match
DNA (Cy Gregory & Marc Massa) (c) vs The Hunter Brothers

Alexis Rose vs Toni Storm

The Alpha Brothers (Ricky & Johnny Alpha) vs Ladz Ladz Ladz (Gabriel Kidd & Zak Northern)

Chris Tyler vs HC Dyer

icw friday night fight club taping
glasgow, lanarkshire, scotland

Finally the weekend finishes with Insane Championship Wrestling tape another edition of 'Friday Night Fight Club' in Glasgow at The Garage. This edition of 'Friday Night Fight Club' could well be the biggest yet as there is a lot on the line on May 8th. Firstly, Joe Coffey shall be facing Jack Jester with the stipulation that if Joe Coffey wins he'll receive an ICW World Heavyweight Championship match at Shug's Hoose Party III on July 31st. However a loss for Coffey will result in him quitting Insane Championship Wrestling. Coffey needs to go through a former champion to get a championship match or it shall indeed be the end of his time at ICW. This Sunday shall also see the start of the ICW Tag Team Championship tournament. May 8th shall see two quarter-final matches take place as The 55's Kid Fite and Sha Samuels will face Alexander Henry and Jason Prime of The New Nation while The Rich Kids Of Instagram competing against Davey Boy and Joe Hendry of The Local Fire. All four teams will be looking to make their intentions clear right from the start and show others they are in it to win it. Sunday will also see a new number one contender to the ICW World Heavyweight Championship decided as Chris Renfrew faces Grado. Both these men have been champion before. Indeed it was Renfrew who ended the reign of Grado earlier this year so there is prior conflict between these two men. However, while the winner will be named the number one contender, the loser will not only record a loss, they will never challenge for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship ever again. While the reward for the winner will be great, the repercussions for the loser will alter their entire future in ICW.

friday night fight club taping match card

ICW Zero-G Championship
Lionheart (c) vs ‘Liverpool’s No.1’ Zack Gibson

If Joe Coffey Wins He Receives An ICW World Heavyweight Championship Match At ‘Shug’s Hoose Party’. If He Loses, He Quits Insane Championship Wrestling
‘Iron Man’ Joe Coffey vs ‘Big Kink’ Jack Jester

ICW World Heavyweight Championship Number One Contender. Loser Never Receives A Championship Match Again
Chris Renfrew vs Grado

ICW Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter-Final
The New Nation (‘Class Apart’ Alexander Henry & ‘The Primate’ Jason Prime) vs The 55 (Kid Fite & ‘The East End Butcher’ Sha Samuels)

ICW Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter-Final
The Local Fire (‘Local Hero’ Joe Hendry & Davey Boy) vs The Rich Kids Of Instagram (Austin Osiris & Kyle Khaos)

BT Gunn vs Kay Lee Ray

‘The Vigilante’ Johnny Moss vs ‘The Deity Of Deviance’ Mikey Whiplash

‘The Bollocks’ Kenny Williams vs Wolfgang

That wraps up this week's preview of the weekend's wrestling schedule. Of course, there are many more events taking place over the three days. To find out more about the shows we've highlighted here as well as all the others, check us out at for the latest show and match announcements, British Wrestling event list, interviews, exclusive columns, reviews, reports and results!

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