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LOC    1,167

Yeah at the end of the match when the one larger dude handed the less larger older looking dude the kitchen sink I was like, this reminds me of "head" or "moppy" for some reason (I literally thought this lol)


Is ICW affiliated with NXT UK at all? I heard the announcers say something about the tag champs I think, but I missed the names. I know some ICW talent moved to NXT UK when they launched it whenever it was this year, but I thought ICW was like, a separate company. I also thought for some odd reason that ICW was originally created by the Whatculture Wrestling crew, or maybe it was another UK based promotion. Destiny, or Defiant or something like that. I really really fell off the UK wrestling scene news wise when the Wrestletalk show that was uploaded on Youtube became its own thing basically a couple years ago. Like, the original host(s) were actual wrestlers who worked in the industry (and I think one of them used to work for WWE creative or something) but then Ollie Davis and Luke Owen (who I love) and then El Fakador etc. Joel Ross was the original dude that I remember. And hell I think Marty Scurll used to present for them when it was on TV at least. I'm shocked I remember all this, and this has nothing to do with ICW I don't think :|

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MightyJordan    7,810
21 hours ago, LOC said:

Is ICW affiliated with NXT UK at all? I heard the announcers say something about the tag champs I think, but I missed the names. I know some ICW talent moved to NXT UK when they launched it whenever it was this year, but I thought ICW was like, a separate company.

Yeah, like PROGRESS, they're independent, but affiliated with WWE nowadays. And NXT UK did take quite a few of their talent: Noam Dar, Wolfgang, Joe & Mark Coffey, Kenny Williams, Wild Boar, Viper/Piper Niven, Kay Lee Ray, off the top of my head, along with Trent Seven, who was usually back-and-forth between ICW and PROGRESS.

 

21 hours ago, LOC said:

I also thought for some odd reason that ICW was originally created by the Whatculture Wrestling crew, or maybe it was another UK based promotion. Destiny, or Defiant or something like that.

Got there in the end. 😜 It was originally WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (WCPW), then Defiant Wrestling (R.I.P.)

 

21 hours ago, LOC said:

I really really fell off the UK wrestling scene news wise when the Wrestletalk show that was uploaded on Youtube became its own thing basically a couple years ago. Like, the original host(s) were actual wrestlers who worked in the industry (and I think one of them used to work for WWE creative or something) but then Ollie Davis and Luke Owen (who I love) and then El Fakador etc. Joel Ross was the original dude that I remember. And hell I think Marty Scurll used to present for them when it was on TV at least. I'm shocked I remember all this, and this has nothing to do with ICW I don't think :|

I do remember WrestleTalk TV, used to air at 11pm straight after TNA Impact on Challenge TV, and I did used to watch it when Joel Ross hosted, as you said. Then he got sacked after saying something dodgy on social media, then I think it became a rotating role between the usuals, like Francesca Wood (who's the only other one I can remember), and then eventually Marty Scurll got drafted in (still in his Party Marty phase at the time, a long way away from The Villain). I lost interest after it went full YouTube with the current lot - the WrestleTwats, as Cultaholic jokingly call them.

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MightyJordan    7,810

...ok, that's so bad, it doesn't even deserve a spoiler tag.

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44 minutes ago, MightyJordan said:

they're independent, but affiliated with WWE

I did not know that!

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LOC    1,167
5 hours ago, MightyJordan said:

Yeah, like PROGRESS, they're independent, but affiliated with WWE nowadays. And NXT UK did take quite a few of their talent: Noam Dar, Wolfgang, Joe & Mark Coffey, Kenny Williams, Wild Boar, Viper/Piper Niven, Kay Lee Ray, off the top of my head, along with Trent Seven, who was usually back-and-forth between ICW and PROGRESS.

 

Got there in the end. 😜 It was originally WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (WCPW), then Defiant Wrestling (R.I.P.)

 

I do remember WrestleTalk TV, used to air at 11pm straight after TNA Impact on Challenge TV, and I did used to watch it when Joel Ross hosted, as you said. Then he got sacked after saying something dodgy on social media, then I think it became a rotating role between the usuals, like Francesca Wood (who's the only other one I can remember), and then eventually Marty Scurll got drafted in (still in his Party Marty phase at the time, a long way away from The Villain). I lost interest after it went full YouTube with the current lot - the WrestleTwats, as Cultaholic jokingly call them.

I'd rather them be wrestletwats (man that's a term huh lol) then be SOY BOYS! :D

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MightyJordan    7,810

AEW Dark's up early, probably because of Full Gear tonight.

 

There's also a preview show for Full Gear:

 

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Full Gear was amazing in many ways, but just to top off this weekend, a mainstream crossover that even people in fever dreams have never concocted...

 

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LOC    1,167

This is a long one, and be warned there's probably some bad language in there for anyone at work etc - but this is one of the best shoot interviews I've seen in a long while now. Justin Credible on The Hannibal TV, they've been posting bits and pieces of this interview for the past couple of weeks or so, and now the whole thing gets posted (as they always do for their shoot interviews). Some really good discussion on him coming up being a fan of Flair and Hogan, a ton of ECW stuff of course and his thoughts on current things. Enjoy (hopefully!)

 

 

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MightyJordan    7,810

Translation (thanks to Fightful)...

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"Last night, after much consideration and prayer, thinking about my kids and their future, I made one of the toughest decisions but most sensible that I could have made in my professional wrestling career; I have asked WWE for my release

 

Ever since I was a kid, all that I’ve wanted to do is wrestle and all my life, I have made decisions and sacrifices that put me in a position to accomplish my dream. It’s been 20 long years of work and giving it my all to this sport that I love and respect. I’ve traveled all over the world, met incredible people and wrestled for the amazing fans inside the WWE Universe.

 

I’m so grateful for the opportunity I was given, however, I’ve noticed that I’m trapped in a place where I’m not valued as an athlete or talent. I’ve worked hard and honestly, throughout many years pulling my weight, I’ve been loyal, respectful, a team player, a supporter and I’ve waited patiently for an opportunity to show the world all that I can do. Unfortunately, after all these years, that opportunity never came and I feel like that will never come so long as I stay in the spot that I am.

 

The best years of my professional wrestling career are yet to come and I believe that the best is yet to come! I am a healthy, disciplined and respectful man towards my profession and its atmosphere, of my co-workers and primarily, the audience whom I’ve never failed. This is not the end, quite the contrary, it’s the start of the next chapter and I am excited for what the future holds.

 

I want to thank WWE for this incredible chapter. I’ll always be grateful for it. Most importantly, thank you to the WWE Universe for its unwavering support and to the public all over the world who has supported me and cared for me. The only way to give that back is to keep giving it my all, showing my passion and professionalism that I’ve always demonstrated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

 

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59 minutes ago, MightyJordan said:

 

That was both awesome and really awkwarly lame at the same time!

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LOC    1,167

I dunno, taking a famous quote from Rowdy Roddy Piper and using it for his own return, was pretty awesome tbh. The reactions in that "ring" were anywhere from "we obviously knew he was here" to "oh ######, what's going on!" (aka Paige) and then Booker T. :D

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Bridge-burning time...

 

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LOC    1,167

^^^Uh, what???

 

I've never seen this guy in the ring or on Twitter etc, but he seems like a real douchebag. And after looking up his wrestling past a little, it seems he's had problems with being a douchebag in other companies. So, whatever.

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MightyJordan    7,810
5 hours ago, LOC said:

^^^Uh, what???

 

I've never seen this guy in the ring or on Twitter etc, but he seems like a real douchebag. And after looking up his wrestling past a little, it seems he's had problems with being a douchebag in other companies. So, whatever.

Yeah, it's a real shame. I remember first seeing him in ROH years ago, he was insanely talented at the time. Obviously, he won't be heading back there. God knows if anyone would sign him to a contract at this point. Maybe MLW, they seem to be the ones who take in the misfits nowadays; Low Ki, Austin Aries, Teddy Hart, etc. and they're also already doing a racial injustice angle with a stable called Injustice (Myron Reed, Kotto Brazil & Jordan Oliver), so ACH would fit right in with them.

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