Preview: Respect Pro Wrestling ‘Midsummer Mayhem’ August 2019

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Respect Pro Wrestling are heading straight for the Garnock Community Social Club in Kilbirnie on Saturday evening, as they present a bit of Midsummer Mayhem. Three huge championship matches have been signed, which includes the Respect Pro in-ring debut of “The Prestigious One” Joe Hendry and a defence of the Upbrawl Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship, plus a whole host of debuts from the rest of the card. What a night this is set to be!

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Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship
Joe Hendry vs Lewis Girvan (c)

With number one contender Jack Morris looming in the distance at November’s anniversary show, current Respect Pro Heavyweight Champion Lewis Girvan has to somehow make it to that match unscathed. There’s a problem with that situation though – he’s got Joe Hendry standing in his way. The Prestigious One made a surprise debut for RPW back at the end of May, demolishing Jonathan Richards in the process. He’s made repeated claims that 2019 won’t be his year, but 2020 will be. He’s already had championship glory this year, capturing Defiant Wrestling’s Internet Championship and British Wrestling Revolution’s Heavyweight Championship (albeit only for a few minutes). Will he be able to add the Respect Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship to his ever-growing list of accolades, or will The Renegade find a way past yet another opponent?

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Triple Threat Match for the Respect Pro Tag Team Championships
The Sensational Scenebirds (Christopher Saynt & Darrell Costello) vs BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo) (c) vs The Social Order (Kendoll & Haydon Tempest)

After being crowned the inaugural Respect Pro Tag Team Champions back in March, Bobby Roberts and JD Bravo have had to have eyes on the back of their heads. They’ve become the prime targets for many of the Respect Pro roster, namely The Sensational Scenebirds. Christopher Saynt and Darrell Costello were involved in that Elimination Match to crown the first champions, being the penultimate team eliminated at the hands of The Violence Institute. This will be their first two on two opportunity at the titles however, and it looks like they’re aiming to leave Kilbirnie as the new champions by any means necessary. Looks like a tough task for Roberts and Bravo tomorrow night.

Since writing this, I’ve been reading that The Social Order (Kendoll & Haydon Tempest) have apparently been added to the match too. So if you do the Scott Steiner maths work on this, The Sensational Scenebirds only have an 8.33% chance of walking away as the champions. Sad times for those lads.

UCW Women’s Championship
Gia Adams (c) vs Emily Hayden

An interpromotional bout will see Gia Adams put her Upbrawl Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship on the line against The Sensational Scenebirds’ Emily Hayden. Hayden earned this opportunity when she defeated the defending champion in non-title action at UCW’s Return of the King event at the end of June, securing her spot as the number one contender. Aside from that victory, things haven’t exactly been going Emily’s way this year to be quite honest – she lost her W3L Women’s Championship to Jayla Dark, she was fired from the Fierce Females roster after losing the HISTORIC first ever I Do Match to Sammie Jo, and she failed to win the Disco Derby Match. As a result, you have to wonder if her luck will change here. If she has her way, then we’ll be seeing the crowning of a new UCW Women’s Champion.

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Jason Reed vs Lucha DS

On paper, Jason Reed vs Lucha DS was just any old match. There wasn’t much of a story to it, which is fine, sometimes all you need is two cracking wrestlers to lay into each other when the bell rings. After the match announcement was made though, both Reed and Lucha have been taking shots at one another on social media, making it that bit more personal. The man who vows to make wresting great again (shout it louder for the people in the back) is making it his mission to beat some respect into the high-flying sensation, feeling like the masked man wasn’t taking the match seriously due to a silly promo video he released. That was perhaps a bad move on Jason’s part – it appears to have opened up a new side of Lucha DS, a side we’ve possibly never seen before. This is one to keep your eyes on.

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Glen Dunbar vs Frank X Cross

Another Respect Pro Wrestling debutant comes in the form of Frank X Cross – as you can tell by the match graphic, he’s chuffed to be debuting! He stands across the ring from Glen Dunbar, a man who has been with Respect Pro from the beginning. The Lowland Superstar can always be counted on to put on a class performance, as we’ve seen from him in matches with names such as Darrell Costello, Alexander Darwin MacAllan, and Lucha DS. He could very well be a contender for the Heavyweight Championship heading forward, he just needs a few more victories under his belt. Meanwhile, Frank will be out to make a name for himself at the expense of Dunbar. Who knows, this could be the start of something huge for Frank X Cross as a Respect Pro Wrestling roster member.

Shaun Walker vs Dave Conrad

Yo bois, it’s Shaun Walker, and he’s making his Respect Pro debut. Ya feel it? Unfortunately for him, he’s up against the beast known as Dave Conrad, choosing to answer the open challenge laid down by The Juggernaut. For those who have been following Shaun as of late, then you’ll be aware that he’s bloody brilliant. No matter what it is he’s involved in, you can expect it to be pretty darn good. Just ask Source Wrestling. Expect nothing different here. On the other side of the spectrum, we have Dave Conrad, a man who hasn’t been wrestling that much in the last year and a bit. From the research I’ve been doing (otherwise known as typing his name into Cagematch), he’s only competed in five matches since 2018, but he has been training in the amateur wrestling field. Let’s see if he utilises any of those skills learned in this match with The Curb Stomper, The Wall Breaker, The Booty Shaker, Young Lion From The Hood, God Damn Cyclone, 100% Space Trash, Shaun Walker (thank god for copy and paste).

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Robert Wishart vs Matt Fox

When Matt Fox was announced for Midsummer Mayhem, it didn’t take long for him to set his sights on Robert Wishart. The best technical wrestler in the British Isles (bar none) has felt disrespected by Wishart, and wants to teach him a lesson in Kilbirnie. Whether that means locking in a tight wristlock or utilising the highly dangerous small package, Matt will do whatever it takes to ensure Robert heads home in all sorts of knots. While he may seem to have a plan of action in place, the FANTASTIC one is forgetting something – Robert Wishart is one hell of a striker. As we saw in his response video over on the Respect Pro Facebook page, he nearly kicked Bobby Roberts’ hand clean off with those roundhouse kicks. By the looks of things, this should be quite the excellent contest!

Joseph Biggs vs ???

Although he doesn’t currently have an opponent announced, we know that Joseph Biggs will also be making his Respect Pro Wrestling debut in Kilbirnie. Biggs has been making a name for himself all over the north east of England for a good while now, winning titles including the Main Event Wrestling Tag Team Championships and the Target Wrestling High Octane Division Championship. While he may be unfamiliar to many Scottish wrestling fans, Biggs has the opportunity here to leave a lasting impression on the Respect Pro faithful. It all just depends on who he finds himself up against.

As far as I’m aware, tickets to the show are still available by messaging the Respect Pro Wrestling Facebook page or from the Garnock Community Social Club. These are priced at Β£10 for adults, Β£5 for children, and Β£25 for a family of four. Doors open at 6pm, with the action kicking off at 6:30!


Announced Matches
Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship – Joe Hendry vs Lewis Girvan (c)
Triple Threat Match for the Respect Pro Tag Team Championships – The Sensational Scenebirds (Christopher Saynt & Darrell Costello) vs BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo) (c) vs The Social Order (Kendoll & Haydon Tempest)
UCW Women’s Championship – Gia Adams (c) vs Emily Hayden
Jason Reed vs Lucha DS
Glen Dunbar vs Frank X Cross
Shaun Walker vs Dave Conrad
Robert Wishart vs Matt Fox
Joseph Biggs vs ???

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