Welcome to the second edition of the Enter The Asylum blog, where I round up the latest goings on in the world of Insane Championship Wrestling. Last week I launched the blog, which I hope many of you took a look at and enjoyed. If you haven't seen the blog yet then please check it out here and please let everyone know that Wrestling News World is another home for news from the world of ICW on a weekly basis. Please leave any feedback you have on the blog in the comments section below as I would love to make this blog better. I'm considering turning it into a physical newsletter in PDF format and would love to hear your thoughts on this idea, whether you think it's a good one or not.
Now let's check out some of the latest news coming out of The Asylum in Glasgow.
ICW Futurama Show Now Available On Demand
Yes ladies and gentlemen, those fine folks over at ICW On Demand have uploaded the Futurama show that took place on 14th November 2015, the night before Fear and Loathing XIII and can now be seen as part of your viewing pleasure. This was filmed in the ICW Asylum offices and featured a mix of up and coming talent in the world of ICW, as well as some established names including Joe Hendry, The GZRS, and Wolfgang. To check out the show head on over to ICW On Demand now and check it out.
ICW Fear And Lothian III Results
On 29th November, ICW held their Fear And Lothian III show live at the City Nightclub, Edinburgh. It was an explosive and memorable night to say the very least, with some huge news that I will cover later in this update. Below are the results from the show.
- Noam Dar defeated Joe Hendry to become the Number One Contender to the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.
- Viper (c) vs. Carmel ended in a no contest for the ICW Women's Championship.
- Davey Boy (c) vs. Kenny Williams ended in a no contest for the ICW Zero G Championship.
- Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey) (c) defeated The 55 (Kid Fite & Sha Samuels) to retain the ICW Tag Team Championship.
- Big Damo defeated Joe Coffey.
- Mikey Whiplash defeated Liam Thomson.
- Grado (c) defeated Lionheart to retain the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.
Keep an eye for the show appearing on the ICW On Demand website over the next few days and make sure you go out of your way to check out this historic event.
Red Lightning Now Owns 51% Of ICW!
Yes wrestling fans you DID read that headline correctly. Former ICW General Manager Red Lightning, who resigning the night after Fear and Loathing XIII is now the majority shareholder of Insane Championship Wrestling, meaning Mark Dallas no longer has full control of the company.
Lightning revealed this shocking news at the recent Fear And Lothian III event to a stunned audience while Dallas stood in the ring, unable to believe what he was hearing. Red Lightning explained his actions via his Facebook page this past Tuesday and confirmed how he came to acquire control of ICW from under the nose of Dallas. You can view the post below as well as shocking video of the announcement from the show.
Red Lightning owns 51% of ICW!Red Lightning now owns 51% of ICW!
Posted by Insane Championship Wrestling on Monday, 30 November 2015
How will this scenario all play out? What does this mean for the future of Insane Championship Wrestling? What does this mean for Mark Dallas and his future in the company? All these questions will I'm sure be answered over the coming months, but I can foresee this one playing out until Fear and Loathing IX next year, culminating in a match between The Black Label and Team ICW for control of the company between Red Lightning and Mark Dallas. Stay tuned for more as this story continues to develop.
Friday Night Fight Club Taping This Sunday
ICW will be taping an upcoming episode of the Friday Night Fight Club this Sunday 6th December 2015 at the Garage, Glasgow. Here are a list of the matches you can expect to see go down.
- Liam Thomson debuts his new talk show The LT Degree. His first guest will be Carmel.
- Davey Boy and Kenny Williams w/ The Wee Man vs. Stevie Boy and BT Gunn
- Wolfgang vs. Big Damo
- Joe Coffey vs. Lionheart
- Mikey Whiplash vs. Jack Gallagher
- Viper vs. Nikki Storm w/ Sammi Jayne - ICW Women's Championship Match
- Polo Promotions vs. The GZRS - ICW Tag Team Championship Match
- Noam Dar vs. Drew Galloway w/ The Black Label - If Noam Dar loses then he will be fired.
Tickets for the show remain available via Ticketmaster, and could still be available on the door on the night. The action starts at 7PM and you can expect to see this show on ICW On Demand in the very near future.
Changes To ICW On Demand Subscription Cost
ICW sent out an e-mail to subscribers on Wednesday to advise that as of Friday 4th December 2015, the subscription cost per month for ICW On Demand will increase from $5.99 per month to $6.99 per month.
However, current recurring ICW On Demand subscribers are being rewarded by the company for their loyalty as they will not be affected by this price change until May 1st 2016, meaning current subscribers can continue to enjoy hours of Insane Championship Wrestling content for the original price of $5.99 until May 1st!
Not only that, but from Friday 4th December ICW will be emailing On Demand subscribers at the start of each month with discount codes for selected ICW shows, and for their online store. So if you're a current subscriber keep an eye on your e-mail for more details.
If you aren't a subscriber already then head on over to the ICW On Demand today and get yourself signed up!
This week saw the release of part one of my two part interview with ICW ring announcer and ICW Podcast host Simon Cassidy. In part one we talked about all kinds of different topics including getting into the world of wrestling, being compared to Tony Chimel, the companies he announces for, training to be a wrestler, getting into the world of ring announcing, how he came to work for ICW, the advice Billy Kirkwood gave him on his first night, the success of ICW, Mark Dallas, working in front of different crowds, Tiny Simon, a great Ric Flair story, his former website Wrestle Shark, the podcast he used to host and more!
If you haven't heard the interview yet then you can check it out via my Soundcloud page where you can also hear my two part interview with New Age Kliq member Stevie Boy.
This Friday I also have interviews lined up with Dickie Divers and the leader of the New Age Kliq, Chris Renfrew which will be available from the start of 2016. Whether they are just one or two parts remains to be seen but I'm sure both men will have plenty to say during our time together. Stay tuned to Wrestling News World for these great interviews coming soon!
That's all the news I have for this week concerning ICW. Thanks again for reading and I will see you again next week for more ICW news and thoughts.
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