Preview: Source Wrestling ‘Apex 3’

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Source Wrestling’s second show of the weekend will see them head to the Campsie Memorial Hall in Lennoxtown on Saturday evening as they present the third instalment of their Apex series, which is set to feature what I believe is a first for Scottish wrestling – a Cibernetico Match. In addition, we’ve also got the second Scottish wrestling appearance of the weekend for former Lucha Underground star Ivelisse, plus another bout between two former comrades in The Violence Institute.

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Cibernetico Match
The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) & More Than Hype (LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney & Nathan Martin) vs Griffin, Scott McManus, MATT DALY & KOE (Kai Williams-King & King Killa)

The first ever Cibernetico Match in Scottish wrestling history will see two very different sides head into war. On one side of the ring, we’ve got The Kings of Catch and More Than Hype, five guys who can more than handle themselves into the ring but aren’t afraid to do the more flashy moves to down their opponent. Between Aspen Faith and Lewis Girvan’s Apter Burner and LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney, and Nathan Martin’s mega Canadian Destroyer combo, it seems impossible for their opposition to defeat them in Lennoxtown. However, the five men who stand across from there won’t go down without putting up a fight. We’ve got Griffin, who will no doubt be accompanied by his secret weapon Athena, we’ve got the odd pairing of Scott McManus and MATT DALY who work surprisingly well together, and we’ve got the reigning Sourse Tag Team Champions, ya bois KOE. There’s a shedload of talent coming into this match – certainly one to keep your eyes on.

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Luke Matthews vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan

I’m not entirely sure if this is a championship match or not but regardless, former Violence Institute partners collide in Lennoxtown as Luke Matthews takes on the current Source Champion, Alexander Darwin MacAllan. In Govan the night before, these two both have very different matches ahead of them – Matthews will take on another former Violence Institute partner in Xero (and he may also be an entrant in the evening’s Mayhem Rumble Match), whereas MacAllan will put his coveted Source Championship on the line against Scott McManus, Kieran Kelly, and Grant McIvor in a Fatal Four Way Match. As a result, this one could be quite an interesting clash. The Dog of War could be heading to Lennoxtown with a future Source Championship opportunity in his hand, while The Clyde River Killer may be heading to this match no longer the Source Champion. Interesting times ahead for these two.

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Ivelisse vs Sammie Jo

After she makes her debut against Amy Allonsy the night before in Govan, Ivelisse will take on Sammie Jo in Lennoxtown, just one night before Sammie challenges Debbie Keitel for the Fierce Females Internet Championship at Avenging Angels in Liverpool on Sunday evening. As I mentioned in the Mayhem Rumble preview released on Tuesday night, Ivelisse is quite the decorated performer, with performances for promotions such as Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, World Wrestling Entertainment, and All Elite Wrestling all under her belt. Her opponent is someone who I would say is severely underrated in Scottish wrestling, “Sparkling” Sammie Jo. Her recent ventures in Source Wrestling have seen her teaming with Nathan North, but over in Fierce Females, she was having quite the battle with Emily Hayden before sending The Best, The Beautiful, The Only packing from the company after beating her in an I Do Match back in June. She could very well be the one to end the near year-long Internet Championship reign of Debbie Keitel in Liverpool – a victory over Ivelisse would give her the exact sort of confidence she needs for that match.

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Taylor Vite vs Robert Wishart

A match that I’m personally looking forward to sees Taylor Vite taking on Robert Wishart in what is sure to be quite the technical wrestling contest. Vite calls himself The Tactician, and for good reason – he always comes into his matches with a plan in mind to ensure his victory, which has a 50/50 chance of working. That may not matter here though, as he’ll have his Beauty & The Brains partner Jesse Santana in his corner. Together, the pair agreed that Vite has a big ol’ peheart. Yep, a big heart – that’s what Santana was going for too. Anyway… even though he won’t have the numbers advantage, it shouldn’t matter too much for Wishart. He’s been on a roll this year, with an upcoming opportunity at the Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship in two weeks. A loss to Taylor Vite may set him back slightly, but I’m sure The Real King of Scotland will find a way around the plan of Taylor.

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Massimo vs Grant McIvor

After a lengthy excursion in Japan with All Japan Pro Wrestling, Massimo made his return to Scotland this past July. Who was his first opponent back? Grant McIvor. What event was this at? Apex 2. Where did this event take place? Lennoxtown. That match saw Grant McIvor come out on top over the returning Italian star, continuing his impressive streak in Source Wrestling throughout 2019. Massimo has since picked up a victory over Griffin, whereas The Gazelle has gone on to defeat the likes of Source trainer Mikey Whiplash, one of his Power Forward partners Craig Anthony, and Irish standout Michael May. In fact, out of the ten matches he’s had in Source this year, McIvor has only lost on three separate occasions – once to the defending Source Champion Alexander Darwin MacAllan, once to Shaun Walker as part of a round robin tournament, and once in a Six Way Elimination Match to Lewis Girvan. It’s been a fairly decent year for the former House of Saynt member, and who knows, maybe he’ll be coming into this one as the Mayhem Rumble winner.

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Nathan North vs Xero

This last match here has all the potential to be a show-stealer. Nathan North vs Xero. What a match! After honing his craft throughout Aberdeenshire as a graduate of the WrestleZone Training Academy, The North Star moved down to Glasgow following Aberdeen Anarchy X, joining the Source Wrestling School in the process. Since joining the school, which is considered one of the best training facilities throughout the whole of the UK, North has certainly changed up his moveset quite a bit, adding the likes of a moonsault and a suicide dive to his arsenal. On the other side of the spectrum, Xero has been grafting away at the school with the assistance of Mikey Whiplash. The InHuman is without a doubt one of the fastest rising stars in Scotland, with a recent debut for Insane Championship Wrestling last weekend proving that fact. Really hope Source upload this match online somewhere – should be a cracker.

Tickets are available from Source Wrestling’s official website, priced at Β£10 for adults, Β£6 for children, and Β£28 for families. Doors at the hall open at 6:30pm, with the action kicking off at 7pm!


Announced Matches
Cibernetico Match – The Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) & More Than Hype (LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney & Nathan Martin) vs Griffin, Scott McManus, MATT DALY & KOE (Kai Williams-King & King Killa)
Luke Matthews vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan
Ivelisse vs Sammie Jo
Taylor Vite vs Robert Wishart
Massimo vs Grant McIvor
Nathan North vs Xero

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