Wrestler Spotlight: Martin Kirby

Photo credit David J Wilson

Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re looking at a man who recently made his return to ICW in Martin Kirby.

Alias – Martin Kirby, Ego Dragon, Martina Kirby

Nicknames – “Mr Bad Attitude”, “Project Ego”, “The Dailymotion Superstar”, “The Leader of The Kirb Krawlers”

Debut – 2006

Companies Wrestled For

  • A-Merchandise
  • Absolute Wrestling
  • All Star Wrestling
  • Alpha Omega Wrestling
  • Alternative Wrestling World
  • ATTACK! Pro Wrestling
  • Breed Pro Wrestling
  • British Championship Wrestling
  • British Hybrid Wrestling
  • British Wrestling Entertainment
  • Britannia Wrestling Promotions
  • Climax Wrestling
  • Combat Sports Federation
  • Complete Revolutionary Wrestling
  • Defiant Wrestling
  • Discovery Wrestling
  • Dragon Gate UK
  • Dynamic Pro Wrestling
  • Empire Wrestling
  • Fight Forever Wrestling
  • Five Star Wrestling
  • Frontier Wrestling Alliance
  • Frontline Wrestling
  • Full House Wrestling
  • Future Pro Wrestling
  • FutureShock Wrestling
  • Gerry Norton Promotions
  • Grand Pro Wrestling
  • Grapple Wrestling
  • Great Bear Promotions
  • HOPE Wrestling
  • House of Pain Wrestling
  • HXC Wrestling
  • Independent Wrestling Federation
  • Infinite Promotions
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  • Kamikaze Pro
  • Leicester Championship Wrestling Elevation
  • Main Event Wrestling
  • Megaslam Wrestling
  • Monkey Madness Wrestling
  • New Generation Wrestling
  • New Revolution Wrestling
  • New Wave Wrestling Alliance
  • North East Wrestling Society
  • Northern Wrestling League
  • Norton British Wrestling
  • One Pro Wrestling
  • Over The Top Wrestling
  • Plex Wrestling
  • Plymouth Wrestling Association
  • Power Trip Wrestling
  • Premier British Wrestling
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Evolution Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling 101
  • Pro Wrestling 4U
  • Pro Wrestling Chaos
  • Pro Wrestling Elite
  • Pro Wrestling Heroes
  • Pro Wrestling Kingdom
  • PROGRESS Wrestling
  • RAD:PRO Wrestling
  • Real Deal Wrestling
  • Real Quality Wrestling
  • Reloaded Championship Wrestling Alliance
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Revolution Red Wrestling
  • SAS Wrestling
  • Scottish Wrestling Alliance
  • Shooting Star Wrestling
  • South East Wrestling
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Target Wrestling
  • This Is Wrestling
  • Three Count Wrestling
  • Tidal Championship Wrestling
  • TNT Extreme Wrestling
  • Triple Team Promotions
  • Triple X Wrestling
  • True Grit Wrestling
  • World Association of Wrestling
  • World of Sport Wrestling
  • World Wide Wrestling League
  • WrestleForce

Titles & Accomplishments

  • 1x Defiant Wrestling World Champion
  • 1x Defiant Wrestling Internet Champion
  • 1x and only Dynamic Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Mad Man Manson
  • 1x Grand Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Grand Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Ashton Smith
  • 1x Grapple Wrestling British Champion
  • 1x HOPE Wrestling Champion
  • 1x International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom Tag Team Champion w/Kris Travis
  • 1x One Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Kris Travis
  • 1x Preston City Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Joey Hayes
  • 2x Pro Wrestling Chaos Knights of Chaos Champion w/El Ligero (1 time) and w/Kip Sabian (1 time)
  • 1x Real Deal Wrestling British Heavyweight Champion
  • 2x Real Deal Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/El Ligero (1 time) and w/Kris Travis (1 time)
  • 1x and first ever Revolution Pro Wrestling Undisputed British Tag Team Champion w/Kris Travis
  • 1x Southside Wrestling Entertainment Speed King Champion
  • 1x Southside Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team Champion w/Kris Travis
  • 1x Target Wrestling Champion
  • 1x Target Wrestling High Octane Division Champion
  • 1x Target Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/The Guest List (James Scott & Mikey Whiplash)
  • 1x Three Count Wrestling North East Champion
  • 1x and last Three Count Wrestling Triple Crown Champion
  • 1x Three Count Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Kris Travis
  • 2008 Three Count Wrestling Free For All Rumble Winner
  • 2011 Grand Pro Wrestling Money in the Bank Winner
  • 2014 Southside Wrestling Entertainment Speed King Winner
  • 2015 Gerry Norton Promotions Junior Heavyweight Cup Winner
  • 2015 Preston City Wrestling Money in the Bank Winner
  • 2017 ATTACK! Pro Wrestling Kris Travis Tag Team Invitational Winner w/El Ligero
  • 2017 & 2018 Defiant Wrestling No Regrets Rumble Winner
  • 2017 Defiant Wrestling Magnificent Seven Briefcase Winner (later lost it to El Ligero)

Signature Moves

  • Sable Bomb (Powerbomb)
  • Kirby’s Dreamland (Legdrop Bulldog)
  • Zoidberg Elbow (Diving Elbow Drop)
  • Prestige Lock (Cross-Legged Ankle Lock)
  • Bearhug Hold/Mexican Wave (Diving Splash) Combo w/El Ligero
  • Flapjack DDT w/Joey Hayes

Alliances

  • The Brotherhood w/Kris Travis
  • Project Ego w/Kris Travis
  • The Shooting Stars w/Kris Travis
  • Project Lucha w/El Ligero
  • The Unbreakables w/EdEn
  • The Unbreakables w/Stevie Lynn
  • Project Party w/Marty Scurll
  • Suuuper Ego w/Kip Sabian
  • S.O.B.E.R w/HT Drake
  • Two Mates Pissing About w/Joey Hayes
  • Three Mates Pissing About w/Joey Hayes & Danny Hope
  • Project Lucha Underground w/El Ligero & Shane Strickland
  • Project Superbad Times Are Coming w/Kip Sabian & Paul Robinson
  • The Guest List w/James Scott, Mikey Whiplash & Marc Allan
  • The Kirb Krawlers w/Gabriel Kidd, Prince Ameen, The Primate & Rampage
  • North East’s Finest w/Assassin, Chris Whitton, Iain Robinson & Kid Richie
  • The Jim Leegion w/Jim Lee, Eddie Dennis, El Ligero & Mark Andrews
  • The 55 w/James R. Kennedy, Kid Fite, Sha Samuels, Doug Williams, Timm Wylie & Bram
  • w/Joe Hendry
  • w/Ashton Smith
  • w/The Sheikh
  • w/Mad Man Manson

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