Preview: Source Wrestling β€˜Mayhem Rumble 2019′

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Source Wrestling are returning to the Fairfield Club in Govan on Friday evening for another instalment of Mayhem, but this show will be slightly different compared to the previous events. One of the feature attractions for the night sees a 20-person Rumble Match with the winner earning a future crack at the Source Championship, currently held by Alexander Darwin MacAllan. The Govan shows always prove to be a rowdy night out, as several clips from the last show proved – what will the audience have in store for some of their less beloved wrestlers this time around?

Rumble Match
Winner earns a future opportunity at the Source Championship
Confirmed entrants – Cousin Zander and Ravie Davie

As previously mentioned, the main event for the evening will see 20 competitors compete in an over the top rope Rumble Match, with the winner going on to a future show to challenge Alexander Darwin MacAllan (or whoever the champion may be at the time) for the Source Championship. Rumbles are always an exciting part of the show, and will no doubt be worth the price of admission alone. Although a full list of competitors hasn’t been revealed at the time of writing, I’ve done my best to put together five picks who I believe could go on to win the whole thing;

Ravie Davie – undoubtedly the fan favourite to win the whole thing, Ravie Davie would send all the fans home happy if he were to win the Mayhem Rumble. What would make it even better was if he didn’t receive his championship match until the next time Source headed to Govan. Just imagine the reaction if the hometown hero was the one to dethrone The Clyde River Killer. Incredible.

Xero – someone who’s rose to prominence in Source Wrestling since the dissolution of Source Wrestling, thanks in part to those incredible promos he puts out across his social media, is Xero. Aside from the Govan hero, I honestly think Xero is in with a shot of ending Alexander Darwin MacAllan’s mammoth run as the Source Champion. The InHuman is certainly more than deserving of an opportunity like this, and seeing as he recently made his debut for ICW over the weekend, perhaps he’s in the right mindset to be seizing opportunities.

Grant McIvor – now guys, I’m not sure if you know this, but Grant McIvor is very much still doing the wrestling. While he may have a crack at ADM’s title earlier in the night, I don’t think he’ll be winning it here (no hard feeling, eh Grant?), but I do firmly believe he’ll win it at some point in the not do distant future. All he needs to do is hit everyone who stands in his way with that lovely ripcord forearm he does, and then dump them out. Seems simple enough – let’s see if The Gazelle has what it takes to win the Mayhem Rumble.

Sammii Jayne – when the Source Championship was first introduced in early 2018, one of the exciting facts about it was that anyone and everyone could challenge for the title, regardless of their gender. That was proven when we saw Jayla Dark entered into the inaugural championship tournament, so why not throw Sammii Jayne’s name into the hat to be crowned the first Mayhem Rumble winner? A German suplex here and a German suplex there, and she’ll be well on her way to lifting the Source Championship in no time, adding yet another piece of hardware to her trophy cabinet.

Ian Skinner – the good thing about Rumble Matches is that you never know who’s going to win. It’s anyone’s for the taking. Thus, we’ve got a wildcard pick to round us off in the form of Ian Skinner. I’ve been singing the praises of The Shooter for some time now, and it’s for a good reason – the lad has an incredible future ahead of him. He’s made his presence felt on the Source roster since debuting earlier on in the year, with matches against the likes of Robert Wishart and Luke Matthews. A dark horse to win if he enters the fray.

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Source Championship – Fatal Four Way Match
Alexander Darwin MacAllan (c) vs Scott McManus vs Grant McIvor vs Kieran Kelly

Alexander Darwin MacAllan will head into Govan on what will be the 481st day of his reign as the Source Champion, but he faces quite a tough challenge as he comes up against not one, not two, but three challengers all hoping to be the one to dethrone him as the star of Source Wrestling. Someone who’s perhaps a dark horse coming into this one is Scott McManus. You often hear people talking about the other three competitors in this match, but not many people bring McManus’ name to the table. That could make him a dangerous force come Friday, as he could very well pull off a shock victory, especially if he utilises that hapjitsu style he’s become an expert in. The other two competitors are Grant McIvor and Kieran Kelly, who, along with the defending champion, are classed as three of the fastest rising stars in Scottish wrestling. McIvor is still very much doing the wrestling, while Kelly has solidifed his name in the Scottish wrestling history books, seeing as he is the current SWA and PBW Tag Team Champion alongside Craig Anthony, as well as being a former Scottish X Champion. It’s often the case when it comes to ADM’s title defences that fans are left asking the question ‘is this where it ends’? Judging by the reign The Clyde River Killer has been on, I wouldn’t bet on it.

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2 out of 3 Falls Match
Winner enters the Mayhem Rumble Match at number 20, loser enters at number 1
Ravie Davie vs Zander McGuire

It’s been nine months since Zander McGuire shockingly turned his back on his now-former Govan Team partner Ravie Davie, costing his cousin his Source Championship match with Alexander Darwin MacAllan. Now, the pair are set to collide once again in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match with a very special stipulation – whoever wins this match will earn the coveted number 20 spot in the Mayhem Rumble Match, whereas the loser will be forced to enter at number one. The Govan natives have faced off in the town on two separate occasions, with the first match being won by Zander via disqualification back in May, while The Fresh Prince of Drumoyne Square would win the second outing as he defeated McGuire in a Govan Street Fight this past August. Now though, they collide with some huge stakes on the line. Who knows, the loser of this could then go all the way and win the Mayhem Rumble Match later on in the night. It’s happened in Rumbles before and all that.

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Intergender Match
The Nine9 (Dickie Divers, Jack Morris & Sara Marie-Taylor) vs The Kingdom of Catch (Aspen Faith, Lewis Girvan & Sammii Jayne)

With More Than Hype unable to make their return to Govan due to circumstances outwith Source Wrestling’s control, The Kingdom of Catch are now set to do battle with The Nine9, which I believe marks the first time all three of them have teamed up as a single unit. While Aspen Faith, Lewis Girvan, and Sammii Jayne are all fairly regular members of the Source roster, this will mark the first Source appearance for Divers since August 2016 and the first appearance for Marie-Taylor since October 2010 (if Cagematch is correct of course), while this will be Morris’ Source debut. In addition, I believe this will be Sara’s in-ring return after her retirement back in November 2017, where she lost to Leah Owens in a Loser Must Retire Match. Plenty of facts there about The Nine9 to keep all you fact fans with a smile across your face. If the bouts between Aspen Faith, Lewis Girvan, Dickie Divers, and Jack Morris from earlier in the year in ICW are anything to go by, then we should be in for a bit of a treat when it comes to this one.

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Ivelisse vs Amy Allonsy

Before she makes her Fierce Females debut on Sunday evening, Ivelisse will be heading along to Source Wrestling for both of their shows this weekend, firstly taking on Amy Allonsy at the Mayhem Rumble. Ivelisse, a Chicago native, has appeared for the likes of Impact Wrestling, EVOLVE Wrestling, and Lucha Underground (where she was a former two-time Trios Champion), while also being in WWE’s developmental territory under the name of Sofia Cortez. In addition, she recently featured on All Elite Wrestling’s All Out show, being one of 21 competitors in the Casino Battle Royale. Meanwhile, Amy Allonsy has been impressing Scottish wrestling fans throughout the year with her performances at Fierce Females, where she’s battled the likes of Anastasia, Seleziya Sparx, and fellow Irish wrestling standout Raven Creed. The current No Limits Wrestling Tag Team Champion alongside LJ Cleary, Allonsy will be hoping to score an upset victory over Ivelisse in both ladies’ Source Wrestling debut.

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Luke Matthews vs Xero

The last match signed for Source Wrestling’s return to Govan sees former Violence Institute partners go head to head, as Luke Matthews takes on the always unpredictable Xero. Alongside their three other comrades, these two ran roughshod over the Source roster, until tensions arose between the members in late 2018 (I believe this was the correct time period). Now, the pair are out for themselves. The last time Source were in Govan, Luke Matthews went to a double count out with the defending Source Champion Alexander Darwin MacAllan, while Xero was defeated by the incredibly underrated Robert Wishart. Either of these guys could very well be a shoe-in to win the Mayhem Rumble Match – a victory earlier on in the night would certainly do wonders for their chances heading into the main event.

Tickets are available for just Β£5 on Source Wrestling’s official website and from the Fairfield Club, however the usual prices will apply if paying on the door – Β£10 for adults, Β£6 for children, and Β£28 for a family ticket. Doors open at 7pm, with the action set to kick off at 7:30.


Announced Matches
Rumble Match – Winner earns a future opportunity at the Source Championship
Source Championship – Fatal Four Way Match – Alexander Darwin MacAllan (c) vs Scott McManus vs Grant McIvor vs Kieran Kelly
2 out of 3 Falls Match – Ravie Davie vs Zander McGuire
Intergender Match – The Nine9 (Dickie Divers, Jack Morris & Sara Marie-Taylor) vs The Kingdom of Catch (Aspen Faith, Lewis Girvan & Sammii Jayne)
Ivelisse vs Amy Allonsy
Luke Matthews vs Xero

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