Hello, and welcome to another edition of Adam’s Top 10. Today, we’re going to take a look at my 10 favourite stables from around Scotland.
– Adam Morrison
10. The Rich Kids of Instagram
Members – Aaron Echo, Austin Osiris & Kyle Khaos
Relatively new to the wrestling world, The Rich Kids of Instagram are great together. Aaron Echo is the most experienced member, having graduated from the PBW Training Academy a few years ago while Austin and Kyle are recently new, straight from the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum. These three are the trio you just love to hate. Cocky and obnoxious, just straight up bad guys.
9. The House of Saynt
Members – Christopher Saynt, Theo Doros & Lewis Sharp
One of the more unique stables in Scottish wrestling, number 9 sees The House of Saynt trio of Christopher Saynt, Theo Doros and Lewis Sharp. Saynt revealed the first of his stablemates, Theo Doros, at Discovery Wrestling’s show last month in July. His second ally was revealed at this month’s show. As he teamed with Theo Doros and a mystery partner against Michael Chase and The ComixZone, out came Lou King Sharp, rechristened as Lewis Sharp. These three make up one of the more unique stables in wrestling. I imagine Christopher will be looking to add more members to The House of Saynt’s ranks very soon.
Members – Mikey Whiplash, Tommy End & Michael Dante
This trio of phenomenal wrestlers had the ICW Match of the Year 2015 against The New Age Kliq at Fear & Loathing VIII. Mikey Whiplash, Tommy End and Michael Dante are some of the best wrestlers to ever grace the UK. Mikey has also trained some of the best wrestlers we now see today. With Tommy End now signed to WWE, we can only expect to see great things from him in the American company.
7. The Aggression
Members – Kid Fite, Davey Blaze, Lou King Sharp & Aaron Echo
The Aggression, the main bad guys in BCW. We thought we had seen the last of them but then they came back. Kid Fite, Davey Blaze, Lou King Sharp and Aaron Echo. Four of the best UK talents together in one group. Their aim is to take over British Championship Wrestling, and you can maybe expect a Pass Me the Book for this story. The big question is though, will they succeed in their mission?
6. The 55
Members – Kid Fite, Sha Samuels, Bram, Doug Williams & James R. Kennedy
The 55 are a stable not many fans are fond of. But with the amount of talent they have, it’s hard to fully hate them. 2016 hasn’t really been the best year for them though. Losing the ICW Tag Team Titles, James R. Kennedy being fired, Sha Samuels turning on them to form The Pinky Party. There’s plenty other wrestlers they can add to replace them and keep The 55 alive. On another note, hopefully we get a good Kid Fite vs Sha Samuels rivalry from this.
5. The Purge
Members – Joseph Vane, Krobar & Stevie James
One of my personal favourites on this list, The Purge originally started out as just Joseph Vane and Krobar after emerging from the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum. They have since added “The Outlaw” Stevie James to their ranks. Ever since watching A Night at the Asylum 1, I became an instant fan of James so I was happy to see him join of my favourite teams. The Purge will definitely be tag champs at some point in their careers, no matter what company it’s in.
4. The Black Label
Members – Drew Galloway, Jack Jester, Red Lightning, Wolfgang, Stevie Boy, Kay Lee Ray & Flex Hunter (+other associates)
ICW was turned upside down last year when Drew Galloway, Jack Jester and Red Lightning formed an alliance for the ages, known as The Black Label. This year they would be joined by former NAK members Wolfgang, Stevie Boy and Kay Lee Ray while Lightning also hired GPWA’s Flex Hunter as their bodyguard. Along the way, they’ve also been joined by several associates, such as Lewis Girvan, Lionheart and The 55. With Wolfgang now ICW World Heavyweight champion and Red Lightning 50% owner of ICW, The Black Label appear to be more stronger than they ever have before.
3. Sterling Oil
Members – William Sterling, Alan Sterling, Damien, Shawn Johnson, Crusher Craib, Mr Malice & Richard R. Russell
Sterling Oil are a group that may not be that familiar as much others on this list. After having success with three Tag Team Title reigns during the early years of WrestleZone, they parted ways in late 2013. But on May 23rd of last year, they made a shocking return. With William and Alan now in their fourth reign as champions, Sterling Oil are back on their path of destruction.
2. Polo Promotions
Members – Jackie Polo, Mark Coffey, DCT & Coach Trip
Jackie Polo is Scotland’s beeeeeesssssstttt wrestler, meaning Polo Promotions are Scotland’s beeeeeesssssstttt stable. After being joined by Mark Coffey, DCT and manager Coach Trip, the King of Chat created Polo Promotions. After Jackie and Mark left ICW with their second Tag Team Title reign, DCT and Coach Trip moved on. With Polo and Coffey returning at Shug’s Hoose Party III, will Polo Promotions make a return (in ICW anyway, they still team elsewhere)? Only time will tell.
1. The New Age Kliq
Members – Chris Renfrew, BT Gunn, Stevie Boy, Wolfgang, Kay Lee Ray, Rob Cage, Darkside & Dickie Divers
Perhaps the most well known stable in Scottish wrestling, The New Age Kliq remind me of The nWo. Whether they’re carrying out attacks on others or having match of the year candidates, The NAK are well known throughout the country. They’ve had their ups and downs, but they always find ways to come past all that and cause havoc in every company they wrestle in.
That does it for another edition of Adam’s Top 10. Next week, I’ll be taking a look at my 10 most underated stars of Scotland.