Our thanks to Euan Conway for providing a round up of last weekend’s Reckless Intent Wrestling event in Livingston and a look ahead to Cruel Summer.
A Look Back at the Weekend
Hot on the heels of the month of May in which Reckless ran a show of some description every weekend, they returned to their home town of Livingston for their monthly show in Murieston Scout Hall. With six matches to enjoy and the build up to Cruel Summer to continue there was plenty for fans to enjoy.
The show began with new commissioner Keiran Ure coming to the ring to announce he had been appointed by GM Scott Renwick to assist with the running of Reckless. Before he could say much else DCT interrupted to talk about the evenings main event for the title against Theo Doros. Theo, however, was quick to follow him out and asked for the match there and than but DCT refused, saying he is a main eventer. This segment was good for fans who only make one venue as this match was set up at the Tullibody show in May.
The first match was a hard hitting contest featuring Andy Wild versus “The Great” Dickie Divers. A good back and forth contest to open this with Divers underhand tactics proving his downfall in the end when he hit himself with a chair off the rope allowing Wild to finish him off.
Michael Chase defeated Jack Morris next in a battle between two crowd favourites. Morris looks to have great potential and ran Chase very close in this match before eventually being overpowered. Look out for more from him in the coming months.
To close out the first half High Society (Luke Aldridge and David Devlin) defeated The Purge in a Semi Final match in the Reckless tag team tournament. They will face Michael Chase and Theo Doros in the final after they qualified at the Rosyth Gala Day show by beating Divinity.
On a side note commissioner Ure was unhappy with High Society’s tactics of using the tag team belts on show at ringside to help them win so said he would ensure they were not at ringside for the final.
The second half begun with Rob Mills defeating Brandon Adams continuing the Rivalry between The Headbanders and Divinity. Rob has really taken great strides since I first seen him wrestle and is now a regular on every card Reckless produce.
The fifth encounter involved Delsin Dayre and Jackie Grady fighting to a no contest when several wrestlers interfered. This prompted commissioner Ure to make a three team elimination “Doors match” for Cruel Summer between Beers and Bear, Divinity and The Headbanders.
It should be mentioned also that there was several scraps throughout the night between Jam O’Malley and Justin Deed for the Hardcore title including one sick looking kendo stick shot that Jam took. Jam won the belt beating Justin after the show.
The main event would see Theo Doros get his opportunity at DCT‘s Reckless Intent Championship, however once again DCT would win due to underhanded tactics and interference from High Society. This prompted commissioner Ure to announce that DCT would defend the title at Cruel Summer against Grado which sent the crowd home in high spirits. For Theo there is the consolation of being in the tag team final match with Chase against High Society.
A Look Forward to Cruel Summer
The card for the aforementioned Cruel Summer show on July the 7th back in the Scout Hall is now beginning to take shape. This is traditionally Reckless’s strongest show of the summer and has previously sold out in advance.
Announced so far is Mikey Whiplash challenging Reckless Intent UK Champion Chris Renfrew for the title, these two have battled each other many times, most notably in ICW, and it has always been to close to call who comes out on top, expect this one to be no different.
As mentioned the first ever tag team champions for the company will be decided as High Society take on Age of Orion, Chase and Doros. Chase and Doros have made it through convincingly to the final, will they be able to capture the titles when it matters?
The brutal sounding three team mystery door match has also been confirmed for Cruel Summer, the winning team earn the first shot at the new tag champions.
Finally DCT versus Grado as mentioned above for the big prize, will DCT continue his excellent recent run or will Grado be able to use the crowd to his advantage to win the title. All this and more on July 7th.
Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/217287195693853/
The Story of Reckless Intent
Finally for this article, for any fans who have ever wondered how the Reckless Intent journey started and how it expanded, Michael Chase recently sat down with Stephen Louch from the Tuck of the Draw podcast to talk among other things how Reckless started, how they started running their first shows and where they are to this present day. Please check this and other episodes from Stephen’s podcast out through the link below. Having attended shows from various Scottish companies throughout the years I can assure you the chats he has with various wrestlers are very informative and cover a lot of ground.
That’s it for this article, look out for a preview of Discovery Wrestling’s next show on July 1st soon.