Last week we saw Davey Boy and Wee man seemingly wipe DCT from the face of ICW while at the same time getting one over on Viper and Coach trip. We also saw new attitudes from Joe Coffey and Grado turning their backs on the fans and ICW itself, what will this episode of ICW Fight Club have in store for us?
We’re not messing around this week we’re straight into the ring with Simon Cassidy introducing the first bout of the evening and it's a doozy.
Wolfgang vs Jack Jester ***
Two former ICW champions collide in our opening contest after Wolfgang called out Jester last week fresh off his victory over Grado at Barramania 3, Wolfgang has been on a tear this year and it will be interesting to see if Jack can hang with the regulator.
Crowd split between the two competitors as we get underway. Wolfgang gets the early advantage using his coat to blind jester while getting some body shots in, Jester fights back with chops and punches gets rushed into the corner but fights his way back out and hits a big scoop slam and an elbow drop before going for an early pinfall attempt more to test Wolfgang than beat him and gets a 1 count. Both men get back to their feet and Wolfgang reverses a corner charge with a back elbow and follows up with snake eyes and a big running lariat but only gets a 1 count, very even in the early going of this match.
Wolfgang mockingly claps Jester to his feet and hits a big suplex then floats over into the cover for another 1 count, Wolfgang showing a bit of hubris early on and may be taking Jester a little lightly bearing in mind he is a former world champion. Jester fights back to his feet and tries to get some separation but Wolfgang hits a spinning back elbow and they go to the floor. Wolfgang runs Jester head first into the ring post and throws him into the barricade at ringside, before rolling him back into the ring. Jester fights out of the corner and goes for a crossbody but Wolfgang catches him into a power slam for 2 Wolfgang hits a slam and then a second rope moonsault with beautiful form for such a big man, leading to a two count.
Wolfgang hops out of the ring and looks for some plunder under the ring bringing out Liam Thompson's kitchen sink but Jester cuts him off with a baseball slide and climbs the apron for a Cactus Jack Esq running elbow drop to the floor and nails all of it. But in the impact Jester seems to damage his knee clutching it to his chest, rolling Wolfgang to the apron he hits an apron leg drop injured knee or not, sliding the sink into the ring for good measure. He lines Wolfgang up with the kitchen sink but Wolfgang has been preparing to use his brass knuckles and throws a punch as he turns cracking his fist into the sink and recoiling in pain. He turns round into a plunge to the dungeon from Jester right in the middle of the ring but Wolfgang gets his shoulder up at the last second to stay alive in this match.
The crowd chants one more time and Jester measures Wolfgang and they each slide out the back of suplex attempts before Wolfgang snaps off the ropes ducks under a Jester clothesline attempt and nails him with a spear. Wolfgang howls and goes to the top rope, going for his top rope senton bomb but Jester rolls out of the way and grabs the kitchen sink nailing Wolfgang in the head for another close two count. Jester pulls a prone Wolfgang to his feet and tries to tombstone him onto the kitchen sink but Wolfgang slides out the back before hitting a tombstone of his own onto the kitchen sink which now has a massive head shaped dent in it and covers Jester for the three count making this his third straight victory over Jester this year and Wolfgang continues to look like one of the most destructive forces in ICW and surely it is only a matter of time until he wants his World Title back.
Winner by pinfall Wolfgang
After the match, Wolfgang grabs the sink and motions for Jester to get up so he can nail him again but Jester is lying motionless and security gets between them to stop any more damage being done and they roll Jester to safety and he gets to the back of his own accord. Wolfgang grabs a mic from Simon Cassidy and gets back in the ring Wolfgang says Jack Jester was hand picked by Mark Dallas to be in the BBC documentary Insane Fight Club and the face of ICW for many years and he put him down. Just like he did at Barramania 3 he took Grado and gave him the beating of his life and now he is fuck all. There is only one star in ICW and that is the self-made last king of Scotland. The man he beat in this ring tonight is a mere shadow of who Jack Jester once was, he turns and looks straight down the camera and tells Jester if he knows what's good for him he’ll make sure their paths don’t cross again because if they do then no one will hear from Jester ever again. Strong promo and a good opening match and it is very clear that Wolfgang is one of the biggest stars in this promotion.
Veronica Le Strange is backstage with Polo Promotions ahead of their match tonight with the Kings of Catch, she asks what they make of their match with War Machine from the last PPV being touted as the promotions match of the year. Jackie Polo remarks yeah it was a great match but the problem is that they feel that Polo Promotions is a main event tag team so what were the doing out second on the card after as they put it “the flippy boys”, he says if the company want more matches like that they’ll have to be putting them in the main event. As he is saying this the Kings of Catch arrive backstage and give them a mocking round of applause for their match of the year. Lewis Garvin brings up the point that Polo Promotions are the only team to have beaten the Kings in their one year as a team and makes sure they realise that if they don’t focus on the match they're having tonight then it may well be their last one as a tag team.
Back in the ring with Simon Cassidy and we have the introductions for the next match and as its second on the card tonight I don’t think it's going to make Jackie Polo very happy.
The Kings of Catch vs Polo Promotions ***
The Kings are making their debut in ICW tonight after running rough shot over the UK for the best part of a year, pairing the best young wrestler Lewis Garvin with the king of catch Aspen Faith, this match will mark the first time I see Aspen Faith in action and there are not many better teams in the UK than Polo Promotions to have a great match with so expectations are high.
The crowd are again split between the two teams at the beginning of this match, we start off with Jackie Polo and Lewis Garvin for their respective teams. Open up with Polo showing off his strength advantage over Garvin but as he takes him to the floor Garvin uses his mat work to gain the advantage and ties Polo up before walking him over to his corner and handing him off to Aspen Faith who then walks him back to the centre of the ring and takes him to the ground comfortably. They swap again and Faith passes a hammerlock to Garvin who turns it into a chancery and grounds Polo again before Jackie Polo powers out and hits a monkey flip to get some separation and tags in Mark Coffey.
Quick tags as Polo Promotions work over Garvin in their corner with arm wringers and arm drags. Coffey holds Garvin in a full nelson allowing Polo to come off the ropes and hit a hard shot to the stomach with no way for Garvin to protect himself and he doubles over in pain. The crowd are still going back and forth between the two teams and the chant has been going on since before the bell rang, it seems they are going to go all night with it. Polo Promotions continue working full nelsons until Garvin manages to grab a headlock on Coffey and then as he hits the ropes his tag team partner gets the blind tag and they take back control of the match with a dropkick assisted Russian leg sweep. Faith lays in knees to the back of Coffey and drags him to their corner. Faith holds Coffey on the ground and tags in Garvin who comes of the ropes with a low drop kick to Coffey's midsection for barely a two count. Garvin locks on a grounded headlock but Coffey fights to his feet but pushes Garvin back to his corner allowing Faith to tag in and break it up with a headbutt to the ribs, Coffey again fights back but again it is into the wrong corner and this time Garvin tags in and stop his momentum dead. The crowd has now changed to a duelling Polo Promotions, Shut the fuck up chant but they don’t seem to be reacting too much to the match more so to who can chant louder.
Finally, Coffey gets a back suplex and begins to crawl to his corner but Faith tags in and knocks Jackie Polo off the apron but turns around into a volley from Coffey and dives for Jackie who has gotten back on the apron for the hot tag. Polo comes in like a house of fire dropping Faith with hard rights and then hitting two huge monkey flips on him, Garvin comes in to break it but gets a scoop slam for his troubles, he then hits a reverse atomic drop and bridging suplex on Faith for a two count. He chops and punches the kings of catch until the reverse out of a scoop slam and go for a double clothesline but Jackie runs through them and hits a double clothesline of his own. He hits a big scoop slam but Garvin breaks it up and keeps his team in it.
Coffey is back in the ring and both teams trade strikes in the middle of the ring before Polo Promotions both hit an uppercut and then run over their opponents off the ropes. They hit stereo corner clothesline and whip their opponents to the middle of the ring but the Kings catch each other and both hit huge super kicks to regain the advantage. They both charge Coffey in the corner but he reverses them both to the apron before knocking down Faith with a hard right before eating a head kick from Garvin and who then rolls through the second rope into a neck breaker on Coffey into a suicide dive onto Polo on the outside while Faith hits an outside in second rope moonsault in a really cool spot for the two count.
Faith and Polo trade hard shots in the middle before Faith hits a hooking enziguri and runs to the corner to attempt a second rope moonsault to a standing Jackie Polo who just about catches him and hits a stiff shoulder breaker in the middle and transitions into a tight cross face. Garvin comes in to break it up after Faith struggles to make it to the rope for a break but Mark Coffey comes in and controls Garvin with a full Nelson that he takes to the mat and Jackie Polo transitions into the rings of Saturn as Faith is forced to give up.
Winners by submission Polo Promotions
The pretty solid match could have been better but they seemed to have lost the crowd very early on in the match through no fault of their own, as such there wasn’t much of a reaction to many of the moves in the match and so they felt less impactful. However, despite this, it was a good showing for the Kings of Catch who if they added a few more double teams moves and quick strikes I would liken very much so to the Motor City Machine Guns.
We head backstage with Veronica Le Strange who is with Kay Lee Ray and Stevie Boy ahead of Kay Lees title defence against Martina that is up next. Kay Lee is asked to explain what she did to Viper last week and she smirks that she doesn’t have to explain it because everyone saw what happened and that one by one she will do the same to every woman in ICW because nobody deserves to stand on the same stage as her and with that she walks off with Stevie Boy in tow.
We see a little clip from earlier in the week with Ravie Davie coming out of a jeweller's that has its alarm sounding and he makes a quick exit.
Coincidently we then jump backstage again to Martina warming up for her match using a hula hoop and a can of something that it's safe to assume didn't come from a gym vending machine with Ravie Davie by her side. With that it's time for our third contest of the evening and the ICW Women's Title is on the line.
Kay Lee Ray vs Session Moth Martina ** 1/2
Martina comes out with glow sticks and of course the crowd is loving it as she tosses them a handful of glowsticks, any wrestler who wants to get over with a crowd need only throw something to the crowd, it would be interesting to see where the line is drawn at it being too little to get a reaction. This is followed by Kay Lee Ray making her entrance with as I have stated before the best live theme in professional wrestling, you feel it in your belly every time.
Martina grabs a mic before the match starts, she says Kay Lee goes on like she's the best in the world but there is one thing she knows she's not better than her at and that is drinking. She challenges Kay Lee Ray to a five round Scottish rules match. Kay Lee grabs the mic and asks if Martina knows who the fuck she is and gets right into her face saying she could drink Martina under the table any day. She asks the crowd if they want to see scottish rules match for her title before taking a sip from Martinas can and then cracking her in the head with it and saying I don’t think so. She hits a super kick on Martina.
With Martina on her knees Kay Lee Ray runs and hits a spinning facebuster and Martina is laid out on her back already. Kay Lee Ray grabs the mic again and tells Martina a win over Kasey Owens does not entitle her to a match for her title, but as she's feeling generous if she beats her here tonight then she can get her title shot. So this match is no longer for the ICW Women's title but is now for a shot at said belt. Kay Lee Ray hits a Gory bomb in the middle of the ring and the bell rings to start the match.
Kay Lee Ray goes right for the pin but Martina kicks out at two and Kay Lee Ray gets right into the referee's face. Martina fights back with forearm shots forcing Kay Lee Ray to a corner then whipping her to the other and following in with a high knee. Kay Lee Ray reverses an Irish whip but Martina escapes to the outside and hits a headbutt before following up with a huge cross body from the top that folds Kay Lee Ray in half for a two count. Long delayed suplex from Martina including pausing for a smoke break and she searches for a lighter in the crowd only to turn around into an enziguri from Kay Lee Ray. Kay Lee Ray hits another gory bomb in the middle but then pulls Martina up for another one and hits it completely laying out Martina in the middle of the ring. Kay Lee Ray then lays out the ICW Women's title and sets up for yet another gory bomb but Ravie Davie appears on the ramp for the distraction and Martina hits a sunset flip bomb onto the title for the one two three and Martina has now won the right to have a match with Kay Lee Ray for the ICW Women's title with a little assist from Ravie Davie.
Winner by pinfall Session Moth Martina
Davie grabs a mic and says now she's won her right to a title match and it will be Scottish rules. He reaches deep into his JD Sports bag and pulls out a new set of cans for the Session Moth, who identifies them as her own cans, to which Davie responds aye they're yours now. He then says but that's not all and reaches into both his coat pockets, his trouser pockets and his JD bag but can’t seem to find what he’s looking for, he says he got her a big ring with a big diamond on it from the jewelers but a guilty look drops over Martinas face and she admits she pawned it to buy the cans in the first place. Martina has an idea to the horror of Billy Kirkwood, she reaches down the front of her trousers and pulls out a condom which she then proceeded to bite and fashion a crude ring out of. Handing it to Davie who plants it on her finger and she says yes, in what has to be the weirdest proposal I have seen in a wrestling ring all year, John Cena can’t hold a candle to it. The two celebrate in the ring to Martina's music.
So following on from that we switch backstage to Jennifer Louise with the Kings of Catch looking worse for wear after their match with Polo Promotions. Garvin says that Polo Promotions went out tonight and proved that they are the standard in ICW but he feels the Kings of Catch did enough to make an impression out there tonight, he says the Kings of Catch are here to stay and address Polo Promotions directly telling them, this isn’t over.
Next up we have Sam Barbour backstage with the victorious Polo Promotions who questions if tonight was the beginning of their journey back into the ICW tag division which Jackie Polo takes offense to, he says momentum is something you gain as your going downhill and invites him to rephrase the question and in future he should refer to the members of Polo Promotions as Sir. Mark Coffey says tonight they proved they were a main event tag team, it doesn’t matter what tag team you put in that ring the crowd chant for Polo Promotions because they are the main event and as such every match they have from now on will be the main event. He says that Polo Promotion is the best team in this company and are also the greatest team that this country has ever seen. Someone who takes issue with that is Wee Man who interrupts them and puts forward the case that the Bucky Boys built the ICW tag division and that the two stars that Polo Promotions have on their chests are appropriate. He challenges them to a match next week in Cardiff Polo Promotions vs the Bucky Boys, Jackie Polo says the Bucky Boys are the remnants of what this company used to stand for and that Polo Promotions are the main event no matter if their first second or third on the card and that's why they are what ICW take to tv companies around the world to show what ICW is all about. Wee man retorts that come next week it doesn’t matter how many tv companies they take themselves to Polo Promotions will be cancelled. Really good promo segment hyping what should be a great match.
Back in the ring, Simon Cassidy prepares to make the ring introduction for the next match but he is interrupted by the returning Lionheart who enters the ring in street gear. He says he has to admit he hasn’t liked the last year of being called a fanny. He mentions what happened at Barramania and we are shown footage from his match with Joe Hendry which was stopped when Lionheart full on kicked Joe in the head while he was in the corner not defending himself and the ref called a stop to the match. Back in the ring, Lionheart looks solemn and almost remorseful, he looks up into the camera and says I don’t know about you but I…...I thought that was fucking hilarious, he removes his jacket revealing a Lionheart is a fanny shirt and tells Joe Hendry that he will continue coming into this ring doing whatever he likes, including talking about Joe's personal life and being just that little bit better than Joe could ever be. He says as far as he can see this is now a level playing field Joe embarrassed him by taking him to the mat and “man hugging” him and he embarrassed Joe by kicking his head in and he tells Joe that if he could go back he’d do it again twice as hard. This all leads to Lionheart challenging Joe to an unsanctioned match at Shug's hoose party to settle this once and for all. This promo was the best thing on the show so far, Lionheart is so believable and has great delivery which made this feel really special.
Veronica Le Strange backstage with Pete Dunne before tonight's main event, before she can get her question out Pete tells her to stop and says simply, I am the best wrestler in the world and the best wrestler in the world needs the ICW title, tonight I take that belt.
Jennifer Louise is trying to get a word with the champ, Joe Coffey, as she knocks on his dressing room door it is answered by Red Lightning who calls Joe over and he nods silently for her to enter. Jennifer Louise questions if Joe will be able to deal with Pete Dunne tonight with the tear Dunne has been on recently, Joe seems offended by this and tells her he has had a rough travel schedule this weekend but he’ll let her in on it because the champ doesn’t mind, he woke up this morning to the news that his uncle had OD’d on heroin and killed himself and he spent the night before dealing with people's addictions. He takes the mic from her and tells the camera he used to be addicted to pleasing the fans but now he is only addicted to winning, a great man once said the only real thing in this industry is the money in your pocket and as champ Joe has a lot of that, he apologies to Pete because tonight he is just in the way of a bloodthirsty champion he hands the back to Jennifer and pulls out a wallet stuffed with £20 notes shoves one into her hand and motions for her to leave which she does. Another really great promo and possibly one of the best ones I’ve seen Joe Coffey cut his character is a lot deeper since his turn and it seems his out of ring work is now starting to catch up to his great in-ring work and he makes a great champion for this company.
We return to the ring with Kenny Williams music already playing as we prepare for the zero-G open challenge. Answering the call tonight is Matt Cross also known as Son of Havoc from Lucha Underground this match could very easily be something special.
Kenny Williams vs Matt Cross *** 1/2
Lightning quick start as Matt Cross flies at Kenny with a pump kick dropping the champ and then goes up top for a split legged moonsault but Kenny rolls to the outside and is nailed by a suicide dive from Cross who was at one point interim Zero G champ at Barramania during the championship scramble. Cross rolls Kenny back in but he rolls right out the other side of the ring and does the same as Cross rolls him in again this time stalling on the apron and as Cross comes over he hits him with a rope assisted enziguri Kenny then comes off the top but is ducked by Cross who then charges Kenny but eats a spinning back elbow from the champ and the challenger is down. Cross rolls to the outside and Kenny goes for a rope assisted stalling dropkick to the outside but Cross dodges and nails Kenny with a double handed chop to the chest that sounds like a gunshot. Cross runs Kenny head first into the ring post he then does a plank halfway up the ring post and drops into an elbow to the floor in an insane spot that has come to be one of his trademark moves. Cross rolls Williams back in but he runs right off the ropes into a suicide dive of his own then rolls Cross back in and nails him with a spinning back elbow from the top for a two count. Kenny hits a combination of strikes in the corner and then goes for a springboard cross body but Matt Cross counters with a pump kick and follows up with a handspring elbow into the corner he follows this up with a springboard cross body of his own but Williams nails him with a European uppercut in mid-air and both men are down. They trade strikes on their knees with Williams coming out on top Kenny goes for a facebuster but Cross reverses into a back suplex Kenny goes for what looks like a spinning DDT but Cross reverses that into a backbreaker and it looks like the challenger has the champ's number. They trade reversals Kenny charges Havoc and rolls him into a facebuster for two. Kenny dumps cross to the apron and goes for a springboard back elbow but Cross ducks and hits an enziguri and follows it up with a double foot stomp off the top to a hunched over Williams for a two count. Williams gets to his feet but Cross charges and rolls him through into a standing double foot stomp straight into a pin for another two count. Cross rises to the top rope but Williams cuts him off with an enziguri and they right on top for position until Williams hits a top rope cutter for a two count, Williams looks shocked at the resilience of Cross. Kenny goes for a moonsault but lands on his feet as Cross dodges and then hits a rope assisted head spring cutter and again goes to the top but Zack Gibson comes out and pushes Cross to the outside, he then gets in the ring and beats down Williams screaming out his number one promo with the mic he brought with him as the crowd boo him. Gibson declares the match is over and the match ends in a no contest.
Zack continues that he travelled all the way to Scotland and while he is 6 foot 5 and the greatest wrestler in the country dressed to wrestler they gave the match to some American who does cartwheels because the ICW owners know that the brain dead punters wouldn’t pay to see proper wrestling. He says the last time he was in a ring with Matt Cross he made him submit and won the Zero G Title a title that Kenny Williams is running around with having not pinned or submitted him for, so the next time the Zero-G title is defended it will be Kenny Williams vs Zack Gibson and he will retake the belt that is rightfully his. Gibson goes to lock in the Shankly Gates on Williams but Matt Cross comes in to try and make the save, Gibson beats him down and sends him packing then turns his attention back to Williams who gets a few good shots in before Zack boots him low and then goes outside and throws Cross into the guardrail before grabbing a chair and putting Williams' head and arm through the chair and running him into the ring post Williams and Cross are laid out and Zack Gibson stands tall and looks like it is only a matter of time before he is the next Zero G Champion.
Kay Lee Ray is steaming backstage asking Stevie Boy where he was earlier tonight when she lost to Martina after she had had his back and Davey Blazes back they were nowhere to be seen when she needed help. The Wee Man and Davey Blaze walk up and try and calm them down with Wee Man calling them the ICW power couple he said in the future they will be stronger as a unit and have each other back and speaking of which he made a proposal earlier tonight that he needs to talk to them about in private as they leave Stevie Boy looks around paranoid before running after them telling them to wait up. The mind games from Mikey Whiplash are really taking their toll on Stevie Boy.
Main event time as we have the ICW Champion vs the current Progress and WWE UK Champion and as an extra treat Red Lighting will be on commentary.
Joe Coffey vs Pete Dunne ****
Joe Coffey comes out flashing his cash counting out the twenties rubbing it in the face of Mark Dallas and his threat to fine him last week. Pete takes the belt from Joe and taunts him by doing his belt biting taunt which gets a big cheer from the crowd.
Coffey ambushes Dunne with a shotgun dropkick during the ring introductions which sends him flying into the turnbuckles. Coffey then begins ground and pound not letting Dunne catch his breath. Pete finally gets to his feet with the ref holding Coffey back and hits a low blow and a Pedigree sending Coffey reeling out of the ring, grabbing a bottle of water Dunne makes his way to the apron and kicks Joe square in the jaw before grabbing a mouthful of water and doing Triple H’s entrance water spitting taunt. Dunne follows it up with a flying knee off the apron and then launches a chair at Coffey's head before trying another knee off the apron but gets cut off with an uppercut. Coffey takes a swing of water and does a DX chop while spitting water in Dunnes face and they trade blows on the outside until Dunne places Joe's head under the ring apron and rains down forearms on him while he is defenceless. As Coffey gets to his feet they again trade blows outside the ring until Pete throws Coffey into the guard rail and sets up to hit him with a running strike but Coffey reverses him over the guard rail and launches himself over the guardrail with a cross body. Pete hits a hard kick on Coffey and throws him into the crowd who act as a wall, Pete then picks up a fan and throws him at Coffey and then another fan, Coffey throws the ref at Dunne who grabs another fan who's a bit big to pick up so the fan picks up Dunne and runs him into Coffey as this main event is breaking down into an all out riot in the crowd.
Coffey and Dunne make their way back to the ring and trade blows until Coffey drags Dunne's eyes along the ring rope for the advantage but Dunne ducks attempt at offence off the ropes from Coffey and drops him with a big lariat. Dunne locks Coffey's legs up and pulls his head back by the hair then grabs an arms and works on some joint manipulation before stomping the back of Coffey's knees. Pete kicks the legs out from under Coffey and then jaw jacks with the crowd turning around into a pop-up power bomb and a giant swing from Coffey who then turns Dunne over into a Boston crab. Dunne makes the ropes and Coffey screams at the crowd before again trading shots with Dunne until he knocks him down and goes to work stomping Dunne. Coffey goes to his corner and grabs a slab of raw meat and bites a chunk out of it in the middle of the ring, he then tries to force the piece of meat into Dunnes mouth (Pete Dunne being a vegan this is an incredible slight to the challenger) but Dunne manages to push it away. Dunne gets some separation then turns round and leathers Joe with a forearm strike to the chin and sends the meat flying into the first row of the crowd. Pete sends Joe into the rope but he rolls him up into a single leg Boston crab and when Pete makes the ropes Coffey drops a knee on the back of his leg. Joe takes Pete to the corner and turns his back on him stomping him with mule-like kicks into the ground, then continues to beat him down in the ring until Pete stands up into Joes chops absorbing the punishment but Joe eventually chops him down. Coffey continues to beat Dunne down then pulls him up for a suplex but Dunne reverses it into an X-plex.
The crowd get behind Dunne and he runs into the corner and delivers a hard forearm but Joe follows him out and hits two stinger splashes before Pete follows him out and hits a stiff knee to the head and a snap back suplex out of the corner firing himself and the crowd up. As Joe staggers to his feet Dunne flies in with a kimura attempt with his legs locked around Joe's midsection to limit his movements. Joe powers out with a suplex and drops Pete, as Pete gets to his feet Coffey follows up with a Superman punch for a two count. Coffey goes for another superman punch but Pete catches his wrist and bites down on the champs fingers causing him to scream in pain as the crowd bay for more. Pete hits a sliced bread for a two count but Coffey powers out of the pin sending Dunne across the ring, Dunne comes off the ropes and tries to roll Coffey through but Joe stops him and does a giant swing into a facebuster showing great strength and gets a two count. Coffey pulls Dunne up and starts laying in the forearms but Dunne starts throwing his head into them and walking through Joe's offence before answering back with one of his own that send Joe flying into the bottom turnbuckle. They trade German suplex and Pete ducks under a rolling clothesline from Coffey before he gets nailed with a hard lariat that turns him inside out but he gets to his feet and turns Coffey inside out with one of his own. Coffey staggers to his feet and then goes for his double springboard moonsault but Pete nails him with a forearm in mid air and then hits a jumping tombstone for two. Pete goes to the top for a double foot stomp but as the ref is checking on Joe he pulls him in the way and Dunne stomps the ref instead. While Dunne checks on the ref Coffey goes outside and brings in a steel chair but Dunne ducks the shot and instead hits a forearm on the steel chair sending it into Joes face. Dunne hits the dead end and covers Joe but there's no ref to count and Dunne crawls over to try and revive the ref.
The ref begins to stir and Coffey scoops up Dunne and hits a spinning tombstone the ref groggily counts one, two and at the very last second Dunne throws his shoulder up to stay alive in the match. They both flip each other off and then Joe bites down on Petes finger the ref tries to break it up three times but each time Joe shoves him down, eventually the ref simply takes Joes other hand and bites his finger allowing Pete to free his hand and bite Joes other middle finger, they both release and Joe ducks a forearm from Pete who creams the ref right in the jaw. Joe grabs Pete and Germans him onto the steel chair before picking him up into a reverse piledriver position and bending his legs back in a move called the Joe Coffey special and Pete gives the verbal submission and Joe Coffey retains his ICW title in a great match.
Winner by submission Joe Coffey
After the match the two wrestlers meet in the middle of the ring and Pete indicates that he wants one more shot at the title, the crowd is well behind him as they chants Bruiserweight, he offers his hand to Joe and he shakes his hand before dropping him with a lariat and takes the belt to the top rope and we end the show with the champion standing tall.
Really good show lots of great wrestlers and none of the long promo segments the standard of wrestling was good to great not a single bad match and I highly, highly suggest you seek this show out on ICW on demand.
Show rating ****
Unfortunately I feel the need to end this week's review on a very somber note, I awoke this morning to the news that Buddy Wayne had passed away for those that don’t know Buddy was one of the guys who helped build the F4W online empire which is a huge part of why I am so into wrestling right now. He passed away yesterday as I write this aged 50 of a heart attack, I’m sure I speak for everyone here at Britwres Review when I say our thoughts are with his family and friends, especially his Wife and Son. He may be gone but he will definitely not be forgotten.